How to Write my Poem
Writing Your Poem
Today is the day you write your poem! Using your similes from yesterday, have a go at writing a poem about a giraffe. You can do this in any way you want to. It can be as short or as long as you want. If we were in school, we would ask you to do a part about each of the body parts, a bit like this one which was written by the whole class a few year ago.
With eyes as black as midnight,
glowing, twinkling and gazing at the stars
Little horns as wrinkly as a rhino’s skin
A black tongue reaching for the high, crunchy leaves like a snake
Pointy ears flapping in the breeze
With a long neck as thick as a trunk
Stretching to the sky
As spotty as a cheetah
A main as fluffy as a cloud
With a body as smooth as silk
Chunky and thick like a barrel
Brown patches with white zigzags
With gangly, skinny, thin legs
Trotting in the fresh green grass
Hard hooves as black as a cannonball
Clip Clop, Clip Clop!
With a swishy, long tail whipping in the wind
Smooth warm fur ending in a ball of fluff
As wiggly as a worm
Don't forget to give you poem a title and write who it is by. It's okay to magpie ideas from this poem, too. Just don't copy the whole thing!
You are going to be writing your poem using similes. This is a really fun way to make your poem exciting and interesting. A simile is when you compare something to something else using the words 'like' or 'as'. For example, the girl ran as fast as a cheetah or the coin sparkled like a star in the sky. Click the link below to be taken to a document where you can practise simile writing. There's 2 versions of the worksheet so choose the one that you think will suit your learning. Tomorrow there will be ideas for how to link this to a giraffe, ready for writing your poem!
Use the photos of the giraffe's body parts to come up with some similes.
Use these to get you started:
a tail wagging like...
neck as tall as a...
legs as strong as...
body spotty like...
eyes as round as
Now have a go at coming up with your own similes. Make sure you write down the ones you like, ready for writing your poem tomorrow!