When writing poetry, it is possible to create imagery, or pictures by your choice of words. This is both easy and very effect. When you use figurative/descriptive language including metaphors and similes, the reader automatically sees pictures of the things being compared.
Read these directions carefully. You are about to create your first “digital poem”.
SIDE A – BRAINSTORM
BRAINSTORM A LIST OF DESCRIPTIVE WORDS
milk chocolate brown
the grand seal
the grand canyon of seams
WRITE A FEW METAPHORS ABOUT YOUR OBJECT
a football is devotion
Football is strength
WRITE A FEW SIMILES
moves like a swift bird
feels like a reptile
solid like a rock
SIDE B – POEM
Pig skin pimples massage his hand
Lengthy fingers surround fairy white lace.
The feel of the ball a reptile.
The grand seal of the NFL screams for respect.
A football is devotion
The oblong shape finally released
from the jail of hands.
The huggable yet bloated aerodynamic rocket moves, a swift bird through the crisp evening air.
A football is strength
Seams forming giant canyons meet gentle hands of its target.
The solid feel, a rock
is a welcome yet expected sense.
A Football is love.
COMING UP: Create a “storyboard” to accompany your poem.