Our next writing adventure will be a poem about a pet peeve.
Possible ideas to write about:
- a bad habit
- chores at home
- an aspect of your day that irritates you
- a personal habit of someone you know
- a certain food
- a noise that you hear at home or school
THE FOCUS OF YOUR POEM WILL BE SIMILES.
A simile is a comparison between two things (i.e your pet peeve) and something else. Similes use LIKE or AS to compare.
In the poem we read, the poet compared someone's voice to a scorpion being pushed through a glass tube. "Your voice sounds like a scorpion being pushed through a glass tube...." M. Ondaatje.
- write a poem about a personal pet peeve
- your poem should have a creative and original title
- your poem should have 8 to 10 similes (comparisons using like or as)
- be focused on one pet peeve rather than a list of all the things that annoy you
- demonstrate creative and unique descriptions/comparisons that help your reader imagine how annoying the pet peeve is to you.
- you need to make sure that whatever pet peeve you choose that you can come up with 8 - 10 similes for it