Comparing and Contrasting

What makes a poem good? Your answer will vary depending on who you ask, but imagery matters. Simile and metaphor are at the heart of moving poetry. This week, students learned about crafting similes are metaphors.

Comparison Poem
by Milani, 4th grade

Stars in the sky are like flashlights
My smile is like a happy dog
Trees are like flowers
My eyes are chocolate
The sun is like fire



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.