My Grandma Is Like a Muffin & Other Strange Comparisons @ Darwin Elementary

This week the students and I discussed similes. We tried our hands at surprising comparisons, to see what exciting new ideas might emerge from strange pairings…

Ms Arango
2nd Grade

Is Like
Genevieve D.

My sister is like something spicy
My grandma is like a muffin
The sun is like my mom
A muffin is like a rainbow
Homework is like a bee


Mixed Words
Milan B.

Teeth are like snow
The sun is like a yellow balloon
A book is like a staircase
Hair is like a mirror
A cloud is like a bat

Jazlee S.

A rainbow is like a butterfly
The rain is like tears
My mom is like chocolate cake
My dad is like a prince
My brother is like a prince
My sister is like chocolate cake

Ms. Vargas-Mendez
3rd Grade

Maria S.

My room is as yellow as the sun
The universe is like an ant
My sister is like a stuffed animal
A knife is like scissors
My brother is like candy


Brianna A.

A friend is like a sister
Brothers are like babies
Flowers are like a rainbow
Clouds are like a pillow
Smart people are like dolphins
Schools is like a gas station
Homework is like paper work

The sky is like the Ocean
Pedro D.

The sun is round like a ball
Soccer players are like ponies playing
My dad is like an Angry Bird
My friend Omar is wise like an owl
Eggs are white like ping pong balls
The ocean is like this blue paper

Ms. Robbins
2nd & 3rd Grade

The Amazing Poem
Daniel G.

A rock looks like a giant toad
A butterfly looks like bread
and butter


A Weird Day
Diego A.

Summer is like living in the sun
The sun is a giant yellow moon
The moon is like a boulder in the sky
Humans are like ants
The sky is like a giant blue rug
3D is like living in a movie
A hand is like a built-in tree


Deo’veonna I.

An elephant is like an anteater slurping ants
The moon is like a big bowling ball floating
My mom is like a big ball of licorice
My sister is like a sky of thunder
My sister is like a sky of thorns
My brother is like a sky of candy falling
My sister is as beautiful as a flower blooming
My brother is as handsome as a rose
My nephew is like a little dwarf
My nephew is fast like sonic



“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.