Hyperbole: Love and Fear

This week at Dever Elementary was our first week back together since before spring break. It was great getting back into it and writing together again. This week we returned to a poetic device we learned briefly about before, Hyperbole. Breaking down the word into “hype” and “hyper” we had a sense of its reputation. After listening to Ain’t No Mountain High by Marvin Gaye we talked about exaggeration as a tool to convey meaning and wrote our own pieces about love or fear.



Karina S.

My love for you is like cotton candy in water

just dissolved


you lasted like a piece of chewing gum

with no flavor

thats why you got

thrown out in the deepest trash

like my heart

that you buried.


I wouldn’t even walk

three steps for you since

those three were chosen over me.

now you’re in sorrow and I’m free.


This Feeling

Izabella C.

This feeling

It had left as I had already fallen.

fallen into the empty pit.

It’s as if my stomach was in my mouth,

life an airplane taking off.

The cliff, seeming to never end,

a bottomless it was.


The Horror Scare’s

Ariana B.

I walk down the stairs and scream so loud the picture frame breaks

It’s so dark I see nothing but black.

I turn the light on and I see a spider it’s as big as a basketball. I feel something crawling up my back and I look back but see nothing but pitch black.



Wes D.

I would wrestle with a bear, tussle with a lion, box a kangaroo, just to get to you.

I can keep running till the day I die to achieve my dreams

I will kill a rock and injure a stone so I can be with you.

Kit- Kat

Angel R.

You broke my heard like a Kit Kat, you cannot fix that.

I sit down and think, while I think about you my heart sinks.

Heart sinks in your love make my start thinking is love really true?

I don’t think so, because someone scared me from loving and that was you.

You broke my heart so fast like one, two, chop it all up like kung fu.

I ain’t talking bout cobra kai, but when we first locked eyes

I should’ve known your love was a lie.



Aramis  V.

My heart broke when peanut bit me

I said “wow, thats how its gonna be”

Running away in the streets

Escaping his bites

He knows all my moves

He’s gonna bite me all over again

The bite is generous and scary

makes me cry, means you feel like you’re gonna die.


When you Dance 

Amelia T.

the waves dance with you.

your voice booms like music

and you sure know how to use it.

I don’t like you for what you pretend to be.

I love you for who you really are!

When I’m around you even while the sun is away,

The whole world still seems at bay.

Even if you’re away for a while,

Angels stop singing they even drop their smile.



“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.