How is a smile like a cherry soda pop?

For our third remote learning poetry lesson of the 2020-21 school year, 2nd grade students at Swift explored ways of comparing similarities between things that seem to have nothing in common. For example: what do a cup of hot chocolate and a kind friend have in common? How is a smile like a cherry soda pop? We talked about how poets are always looking to see how things are alike because it helps us describe and wonder about our world.  When I asked students if they were up for the challenge of writing their own comparison poems, they gave the “thumbs up” signal and got down to work!

Ms. Popovic
2nd Grade

My things and my family
By Lisa B.

My foot is like a plate because both look flat
My teddy bear is like a baby because it is cute and small
My teeth are like nails because both are sharp
My sister is like me because we both look the same
My bug is like a box because I can put lots of things inside


Kashiv C.
The moon is like a ice cream scoop
The cloud is like cake floating in the sky
The sun like a floating fish
The sky is like the ocean floating in the sky.


Sijan A.

My smile is like a elephant
A rock is like a Hard metal
My shoes are like a soft pillow
My eyes are like the water going fast
Trees are like water dropping


Princeshikha K.

A hedgehog is like a christmas tree
Brownie is like soil
A brown straw is like a tree trunk
An ocean is like a blue paper glued to land
A parrot is like a Human
A rhino is like a curvy unicorn
Laundry soap is like clothing sauce
Water is like a mirror
Grass is like a natural green hard fur
A caterpillar is like a spiky worm
Sheep are like land clouds

Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

You can almost compare everything
Arya C.

A cloud is like a fluffy white carpet because: They are both soft, both white, and both feel nice and relaxing.
You’re like a tree because: You both take time to grow, you can reproduce when you’re ready, and you both have your own genders.
A pool is like your home because: once you get in you don’t want to get out, they both make you feel relaxed but you don’t know why, and that there are different activities to do in a house and in a pool.
Candy is like soda because: Almost everyone loves it, it is not very healthy, and that they both make you feel happy.
The ocean is like a lake because: They both have salt in them, you can feel relaxed in them, they have sea life, and that they are both filled with water.
A pen is like life because: Once you write it on paper there’s no going back, you’re gonna have to decide if you’re going to write it or do it because there is no going back, and that writing is also a part of life.


My poem
Annessa R.

Anger is like a thunderstorm
A pillow is like jumping on a cloud
My cat’s eyes are like a peanut
The sun is like a lightbulb
My brown eyes are like chocolate


Elyon M.

Comparison like the roaring of a elephant and a lion like the fluffiness of my mashed potatoes and
my bed like the brightness of  the sun
and my lantern like the electricity of lightning and the internet
my shoes are like the leather of my leather coat
my eyes are like binoculars
my smile is like curve
a rock is like the hardness of wood
trees are like plants
a cup of hot chocolete is like the warmness of a brand new pair of winter socks
the movement of the waves are like the movement of a brush how the bumps on the water are like bumps of the sky


Londyn W.

Londyn is like cotton candy
dog is like fluff
my sis is like a heart
my cousin is like a doll
my mommy is like flowers




“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.