The Ocean is Like the Wind: 2nd Grade Similes at Darwin

For our second poetry session together, the second graders and I worked on similes. We spent a while discussing what makes a simile exciting: that the two things don’t seem the same, and we find a commonality they share. The students were challenged to write their very own, all-simile poems, and they came up with some very cool ideas.


Ms. Palacios
2nd Grade
Comparison Poem
Dimauri J.
Sleeping is like being in a cloud
The page is like the dark
A crayon is like a cloud
Comparison Poem 
Vanessa A. 
A leaf is like a red butterfly
The cloud is like a warm blanket
The sky is like blue ocean
My teacher is like an angel
Comparison Poem
Aquetzlli V.
Ms. Palacios is like a mom
A Book is like a world
Sophia is like a sister
A fairy is like a butterfly
A bunny is like a pillow
The water is like the river
The waterpark is like the park
A doll is like a princess
A soccer ball is like a basket
Ms. Garcia 
2nd Grade
Comparison Poem
Ethan G.
The ocean is like the wind
A bat is like a ferret
A drum is like a tiger
A dinosaur is like the sky
A spaceship is like a comet
A troll is like a person with a wig
A rainbow is like a giant taffy
A pen is like a pencil
A fire is like a lantern
Comparison Poem
Dylan D.
The sun is like a fireball
A snowflake is like a feather
Wind is like running
Waves are like a roar
Clouds are like cotton candy
A tree is like a person
A circle is like a tower
Midnight is like the color black
Snow is like a white circle
Grass is like a green frog
Lava is like water
Rock is like ice
Comparison Poem
Coco K.
Math is like the ABC
A giraffe is like a cat
The ocean is like a pool
A clock is like a flower
Snow is like milk
School is like family
Wind is like music
Trolls are like toys
World is like a pool
X is like O



“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.