Metaphors and Our Neighborhoods!

In Ms. Sanchez’s 5th grade classes at Dever Elementary, we read Valerie Bloom’s “Frost” and thought about how she stretched an extended metaphor for the snow all through her poem. We thought about how her metaphors showed us how she felt about frost without telling us. We experimented with using our own metaphors to describe different types of days in our neighborhood. The students did an excellent job!


The Snow

-Betsabe C

The snow in my neighborhood looks like a tiger.

The tiger is playing with the Christmas decorations

Jumping on a car

So excited

Running around the sidewalk

Jumping back and over the gate, climbing a tree.


The Snow in My Neighborhood


There was a white blanket flying off a tree onto a roof

of a house then a wind made the blanket fall to the floor

and stray cats started to lay on it until a car scared them

and the wind made the blanket fly onto a car than onto grass.


The rain is like someone crying

-Mailyn B

Tears making birds hide.

Stray dogs and cats comforting the tears.

The grass is dying from all the tears.

The people want to go out, but the tears.

All the brick houses can’t hold the tears.




“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.