Creating Couplets

The poets from West Park Academy became rappers! Today we studied rhyming. After studying lyrics by Tupac Shakur and Bad Bunny we discussed how couplets are on one of the used forms of rhyming in rap music. With a partner, they were tasked with creating their own series of couplets. Enjoy!


Damarion W. and Khamari

You are so smart

Khamari ate a pop tart

It is getting really dark

You are fireworks the way you spark

Your voice makes my heart beat faster

But when I don’t hear it in my heart I’m a disaster


Jada N. and Elijah C.

Jayda, you are a star

Elijah, you can get so far

Jayda, you are as funny as a clown

Elijah, you keep me from getting down

Jayda, you are like a flower

Elijah, I could stare at you for hours

Jayda, you are like the moon

Elijah, you make me bloom


Yahaira T. and Guadalupe M.

Eres como un milagro

Lllena de brillo

Llena de diversion

Brincando con conclusion

Bailas feliz la bachata

Tomando horchata

Conectando en las redes

Viendo a los peces

Tu miranda linda

Tan bonita


Nely and Cloie

Your so smart

Like the ocean mar

You have a heart

And it’s so sparked

You’re special

So I need to be gentle

Your name

Can never be shame


Carlos, Alexander, and Jesus

Me peirdo en tus fotos

Y contigo lo disfruto

En tus islas me diverto

En el concierto

En el lago me conjelo

No soy menzo


Briseida M. and Yareli A.

You are calm as the wind

You are a good friend

You are kind as a bird

You preferred not be to heard

You bright as the ocean

You can’t be broken

You are so powerful as the sun

You can’t be outrun by anyone







“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.