I Am A Metaphor

For the six week of Hale Elementary’s after school poetry, 3rd-5th graders had fun with metaphors. Metaphors involve comparisons between unlike things using words such as am, is, or are. On Tuesday we read the poem “Words Are Our Lives,” by Jonah C, a sixth grader from Shoesmith Elementary. In his poem Jonah wrote about the power of words by comparing words to different things. Words are a world undiscovered/Words are magic; they are magically make us feel good or bad.” One Hale student mentioned how people have to be careful when using certain words because words can hurt someone’s feelings or even brighten someone’s day.

On Wednesday we read the poem “I Am,” by Qishu Hu, a teen featured in the poetry anthology “Paint Me Like I Am” In Qishu’s poem she describes herself using metaphors, comparing herself to many things. I am the little fire in the grasslands/I am the Golden Gate bridge standing in the bay.” 

This week students wrote their own individual poems describing themselves using silly, strange, and fantastic metaphors. Please enjoy these poems and self-portraits drawn by students as their metaphors.


Ms. Degiulio’s After School
3rd-5th Grade


The Power Of Words
by 3rd-5th Graders.

Words are music
Words are rainbows
Words can be powerful like the rock
Words are powerful, if the fall into
the wrong hands, they could destroy
Words are sassy
Words are autobots like Optimis Prime
Words are puppies
Words are peppers, they are spicy
Words are crabs
Words are hearts, you love them
Words are art, they are colorful


I Am
By Angela B.

I am a funny looking clown in a party
I am a flower left on a field
I am a balloon flying in the sky
I am a folder
I am a sheet of paper left on a desk
I am a cat


I Am
By Joshua C.

I am the little superhero
I am the gargoyle
I am the chef
I am the dinosaur
I am the singer
I am the gamer
I am the cool panda
I am the invisible man
I am the eagle
I am in the cool suit


I Am Poem
Milania G.

I am a princess
I am a beautiful flower
I am a angel
I am a reader
I am a animal expert
I am a Hale hawk
I am a sunset
I am nature
I am Mal
I am smart
I am a drawer
I am a basketball player
I am a rainbow
I am beautiful
I am friendly
I am Mexican
I am a magician
I am the only girl




“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.