Stretch your imagination like…

For our 4th sessions, we looked at comparison poems created by Swift 2nd graders from previous years, and discussed what it means to find similarities between two different things. We had fun comparing things by shape, size, color, texture, and feeling, before I offered a few prompts to get students going. It was fun watching their foreheads crinkle like wrinkled sheets of paper as they came up with their own comparisons.

Ms. Urquiza
2nd Grade

Group collaboration:

Her jokes are funny like clown shoes
His clown nose is big like a bowling ball
A bowling ball rolls like a penny on the floor
The floor is hard like trying to make friends and learn a new language.

El sol es como un brillo amarillo sin parar
-Avril B.

My heart is beating fast as a cheetah
-Zahro G.

Stretch your imagination like a rubber band
-Angel S.

My shoe is like the shape of a loaf of bread
-Breanna V.

Ms. Pendola
2nd Grade

Susan A.

My eyes are black as midnight
The waves are like a hand waving at me
A hug is cozy as my family together
Ideas in my head are like lightbulbs

My eyes are dark like wood
-Ellen L.

Words in my mouth is like thunder in my mouth
-Kritisha K.

The ocean is wavy like a flag
Cotton candy is soft like a cat
-Arya M.

Noble E.

My eyes are like brownies
The soft breeze is like a pillow
A hug is like a warm sun
Words in my mouth tickles like a finger
Ideas in my head is like dreams

Marlo C.

My eyes are like a cool blue on a cold winter day or the water
A hug is like a nice warm cookie or a nice warm oven
Ideas in my head are like a volcano bursting with ideas and creativity

Ms. Herlo
3rd Grade

Dennis is like a star – he shines

My baby brother is cute as a baby bunny
-Alvina C.

A web is like a locked door

Layla W.

My ideas are like running trains in my head
A hug is like warm fuzzy bears
Words are like hot sauce burning out of my mouth
A sharp nail is like a snap of thunder

Food is like people, it’s not the looks that matter,
its the ingredients

Moyo F.

The pepper soup is as steaming as a hot tub
Ideas in my head are like balloons filled with air
Words in my mouth are like people that feed the homeless

My friend is like a bracelet
Beni is like a star – he shines being my friend

When I turn my eyes to the sun it looks like honey
-Delphina O.

My brother is like a bee because he is always working
-Ikeyah C.

My brother is annoying like an old keyboard


My sister is like flowers because she blooms my day
The crunchy sound of chips sound like people stomping in the snow
The ideas in my head are entertaining my body
A compliment feels like a loving sound in my head

Ms. Reed
3rd Grade

Sirisha is bouncy like a trampoline

Glass panes are like paper because they are both flat

De’marion is dramatic like a movie actor
-Alan and Mobin


School is like a factory
A dog’s bark is like a dinosaur’s roar!
a planet is like a huge rock

Stella C.

A whisper is like a soft blanket
Leaves on a tree tremble and shimmer like a silver ball
Friendship is like the best thinker


A gray cake is like a castle
A strawberry is like my heart
A banana is like a telephone
A hot potato is like the beach

A planet is like a soccer ball
-Ayan G.

An arctic fox looks like snow

Winter is cold like a smoothie
-Victor K.

Brenda G.

A whisper is like sleep
Bunnies are fluffy and soft like cotton
A sweet candy is like Grandma
Friendship is like a book

A tree is like broccoli



“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.