Are you pink because you fell in the paint? — Animal Poems @Avondale-Logandale

The 4th and 5th graders at Avondale Logandale know all about metaphor and personification, and now we turn those skills to their own poems! Together, we’ve worked on poetic line and stanzas, too. This week we read Blake’s, Tyger, and considered his metaphor–that a tiger is so powerful, it seems as if it was made in a metal forge. Then I asked, what animal do you find amazing, and what sort of questions or metaphors would you create for it? As you can see below, the 4th and 5th graders have lots of ideas! Enjoy!

Ms. Llagano
4th & 5th Grade

Lucero C.

como eres pink?
como te paras en una pata?
como eres pink porque te caistes en la pintura?

Lucero C.

How are you pink
How do you stand in one leg?
Are you pink because you fell in the paint?

The Giraffe
Emely A.

Giraffe how did you get a long neck and legs?
Did you drink a potion so your neck and legs grow long?


Jonathan C.

Why do you get mad
Do you eat hot cheetos
Why wild did they play with you

Ms. Lozada
4th Grade

A Snake
Leonardo J.

Snake, Snake, why are you really stretchy?
Did someone make you or paint you?
Why are you long? Did someone made you in Snapchat
Why are you sneaky? Do you want to catch a rat like a cat
Why are you scary? Do you have Vampire teeth
Why are your eyes different? Are you a machine that changes eyes
Why are you strong? Did you go to a wrestling ring


Joshua S.

The panda from the movie Kung Fu Panda
I pick panda of the song.

Why does the panda look black and white
Why is the panda so fluffy


Bryan C.

Why are snakes small
is because they eat people, animals, mice.

Why are a bat small
is because it drinks or sucks blood.

Why does a horse exist
is because it likes to run, or people ride them.

Why are fish live in the water
is because they like to swim.

Why do dinosaurs exist
is because they like to kill people.

Why do monkeys exist
is because they like to climb trees.


Ms. Pease
4th Grade

The Gorilla
Anthony C.

A gorilla is fat and a gorilla is black
a gorilla is slow
and a gorilla is happy

A gorilla likes being happy and
a gorilla likes fish and
a gorilla hair is black
and a gorilla likes happy fish


Ahmad R.

Dinosaur Dinosaur how did
you get so fierce did
you grow up in a fierce
place? Dinosaur Dinosaur why
do you eat other Dinosaurs
did you grow up in an all
you can eat buffet


Oscar Q.

Birdy birdy how do you fly
Did you learn from Superman
Cheetah Cheetah how are you fast
Did you run on a treadmill so long
Dino Dino why are you so big
Did you do surgery on your body
Koala koala why are you sleepy
Did you go to sleep really late
Tiger Tiger why do you roar
is it because you like to scream



“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.