"Here's a fun verse form that everyone can write! I created this simple 4-line format many years ago to help introduce students and teachers to metaphor. It's exciting to see how quickly it catches on!I'm asking my students to try this form this week, so I thought I better see how it goes so I can give them some insider tips. Here are my attempts:
Think of a person you like.
Compare that person to some thing (inanimate object).
Now compare yourself to some thing associated with the first object."
Monday, April 19, 2010
Poem #19--"If-You-Were" Metaphor Poems
Back in January, Father Goose (Charles Ghigna), introduced a new poetry form: the "If-You-Were" Poem. He explains the form in this post, saying,
If you were the pencil
and I were the answer,
we'd find each other
like the dance finds the dancer.
If you were the wonder
and I were the thought,
we'd play hooky in springtime
and never get caught!
If you were the butterfly
and I were the net,
I'd watch without catching
and have no regrets.
by Mary Lee Hahn, copyright 2010