Lines and Stanzas with Dulles

In our first week with Dulles, we learned about lines and stanzas in poetry. We read Alice Walker’s “How Poems Are Made” and wrote poetry to express our feelings. Then on Thursday, we read May Carolyn Davis’ poem “Portrait of a House.” We talked about stanzas being used as rooms for a poem, and put that to use in describing our homes and schools. Please enjoy these selections from the class:


Mr. Bridges

6th Grade


By James D.

So what I like about basketball

Is when I’m playing and the ball go in the net

And it makes a smooth sound.


By Takiera D.

When I am upset

I tend to make a face

A face that shows I am not happy

Then I began to cry

Then my eyes began to turn red.


By Delonte W.

Movie night with family

It just feels relaxing and fun just sitting

Down on the couch with covers and watching

TV and laugh and have fun together


By Amerie P.

A brown school with about 30 windows.

The inside is a brown and green school

That makes you feel like you’re in a jungle


The gym is a large red and black

basketball court with black chairs


By Santana P.

In my house I got 17 windows

3 bedrooms a lot of food and fresh

water and a defreezer gaming room

so that I can play games

And I got a basement I can

Watch old movies and I got a attic


By Jayshawn T.

My house and windows are Clean

My fridge is full and my kitchen is Clean.

My bed always made

My bathroom smells good

My wifi box is in my living room.



“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.