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    Color Poems
    By nanz

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    I reinforce similes during my poetry unit. I have my class imagine what they would say to a blind friend who wanted to know what a certain color was like. The poems are four lines, one for each sense other than sight, and must contain a simile. For example:

    Blue feels like the ocean breeze cooling my skin on a warm day
    Blue sounds like ice clinking in the bottom of my glass
    Blue smells like the sky after a rain
    Blue tastes like snow in a snowball fight

    OR

    Red feels as hot as the noon day sun
    Red smells as fragrant as a rose in bloom
    Red tastes as spicy as Mom's homemade chili
    Red sounds as alarming as sirens in the night

    My students enjoy the creativity of this project and the final results make a beautiful bulletin board display.

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