Poetry Break # 14: A Poem Ideal for Linearound or Solo
Introduction: Review the definition
of simile. Next, ask students to describe some of the "yuckiest" school lunches
they have ever seen, incorporating similes in the descriptions. For example,
the hotdogs looked like mini metal missiles.
Our school lunch is from outer
Endangering the human race.
The meatballs bounce right off
The fish cakes could break down
The bread was baked ten years
The burgers look like they will
The chicken has the chicken pox.
The peas are frozen in the box.
The spinach gives your legs gangrene.
The fruit juice tastes like gasoline.
The soup is salty as the sea.
The franks explode like TNT.
The salad bar - don't dare to
The carrot cake once caused a
The deadly tuna casserole
Can bore a hole right through
The fries could knock you off
The corn could make you lose your
The way they cook here is a crime,
But lunch is still my favorite
Taken from Laugh-eteria by Douglas Florian. N.Y.: Harcourt Brace &
Company, 1999, p. 96, ISBN: 0152020845.