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Poem with similes wanted for DS aged 8!

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ampere Fri 06-Nov-09 16:02:24

Homework- with the problem we're moving in a week so practically all his books are in boxes! NOT that his library abounds with poetry!

DS has to pick a poem, write it out (and illustrate it...), and basically know it (not by heart, just well enough to discuss it with his class).

Can YOU think of one that won't have him transcribing all weekend?!

I was thinking of 'Twinkle, twinkle' but I suspect most of the class will come up with that?!


choccyp1g Fri 06-Nov-09 16:05:08

My love is like a red red rose....?

ampere Fri 06-Nov-09 16:19:04

I thought of that but don't think DS2 would stand up in front of a class and explain WHY his love was like a red, red rose!

Thanks though!

ampere Fri 06-Nov-09 16:25:05

Found one!


An emerald is as green as grass,
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.

A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds a fire.

(by Christina Rossetti

The internet is like a spare brain. There, another simile!

InterruptingKid Fri 06-Nov-09 16:25:40

I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high oer vale or hill?

InterruptingKid Fri 06-Nov-09 16:26:49

I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay: 10
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood, 20
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

pinktortoise Fri 06-Nov-09 17:13:22

Remember always doing this at school but can't remember what age... abit depressing although could just do first verse for similes

Timothy Winters
Timothy Winters comes to school
With eyes as wide as a football pool,
Ears like bombs and teeth like splinters:
A blitz of a boy is Timothy Winters.

His belly is white, his neck is dark,
And his hair is an exclamation mark.
His clothes are enough to scare a crow
And through his britches the blue winds blow.

When teacher talks he won't hear a word
And he shoots down dead the arithmetic-bird,
He licks the patterns off his plate
And he's not even heard of the Welfare State.

Timothy Winters has bloody feet
And he lives in a house on Suez Street,
He sleeps in a sack on the kitchen floor
And they say there aren't boys like him any more.

Old man Winters likes his beer
And his missus ran off with a bombardier.
Grandma sits in the grate with a gin
And Timothy's dosed with an aspirin.

The Welfare Worker lies awake
But the law's as tricky as a ten-foot snake,
So Timothy Winters drinks his cup
And slowly goes on growing up.

At Morning Prayers the Master helves
For children less fortunate than ourselves,
And the loudest response in the room is when
Timothy Winters roars "Amen!"

So come one angel, come on ten:
Timothy Winters says "Amen
Amen amen amen amen."
Timothy Winters, Lord.

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