Making Sense with Sound

During our third week together, the students of Ms. Jackson’s class wrote poems with rhyme and alliteration in mind. On Tuesday, we read Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” and looked at the perfect rhyme used. On Thursday, we read Vievee Francis’ “Song on the Ridge” and talked about the how music is created in the poem through the use of rhyme, near rhyme, and alliteration. Then students wrote their own poems using different sound elements.

Ms. Jackson/Ms. Walker
6th Grade


by Ibn M.

I am the sun because of how I shine.
I am him, not her.
I like toons, not moons.
Moons are great but toons are better.
Moon is a trait but I can’t follow.


Fresh from Salty Springs
by Marquis B.

Be on Fortnite all night night
we tryna fight fight
we be on ranked
tryna get unreal


by Dontavia C.

I’m kind
I’m a vibe
I’m shining
I look up
You a diamond


by I’Ania G.

I’m kind like a lime.
Why is the sky so bright and light?


by A’Anna D.

I like to build a play-
ground and I love my family
I like to sing and
I like dancing.


One Day
by Shonnice B.

One day I wanted a frog.
I saw one sitting on a log.
I tried to keep it still as stone,
but then my dog came and saw a bone.
Then I went home, but I wasn’t alone.
I was tired so I made me an ice-cream cone.
I turned on my creepy fog machine.


Big Fallers
by Michaela B.

I’m a baller and a staller
Staller and a maller
Tryna play ball but forgot I’m a baller
calling my line like big ballers
Diamonds my thing like a diamond ring
Hanging with the cans but I can’t pay a thing



“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.