Evidence that Fran can celebrate World Poetry Day seriously without one reference to dead frogs
This is one of my favourite poetry exercises and I've used it with adults and schoolchildren. You write about people/relationships by comparing them to various things to create extended metaphors.
1. Think of a person/relationship you would like to write about.
2. Ask yourself the question: If this person were an animal/piece of clothing/piece of technology/building, what kind would they be? Why? What are the similarities? Make some notes.
3. Now form your main ideas into a short poem.
Here are some of my own efforts.
Why not have a go yourself and post one as a comment?