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20 April 2023

Posted by Susmita Bhattacharya

I Don't Like Poetry

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

We had great fun today writing poems about how we don't like poetry! We used Joshua Seigal's poem, I Don't Like Poetry, as a model to create our own. And what was the overall decision the group made after writing this poem?

WE ALL LOVE POETRY!!! 


I DON'T LIKE POETRY


I don’t like similes.

every time I try to think of one

my ears ring like big brass bells;

my head feels light like a feather;

my arms feel like blocks of lead.

 

I don’t like metaphors.

Whenever I attempt them

my heart buns with a raging fire;

my ears and eyes smoke intensely;

And a bee buzzes consistently in my brain.

 

I don’t like alliteration.

We learned about it in school

but it’s horribly, hellishly hard;

maddeningly, morosely mundane;

unsettlingly, unhelpfully, useless.

 

I don’t like onomatopoeia.

I wish I could blow it up

with a WALLOP! and a CRASH! and a SMASH!

a BOOM! and a CLANG! and a THUD!

a BOUNCE! and a SCREECH! and a KABOOM!!!

 

And I don’t like repetition

I don’t like repetition

I don’t like repetition...

 

-Henry

 

I DON'T LIKE POETRY

 

I don't like similes.

Every time I try to think of one

my head feels like it is filled with rocks

my hands and feet feels like logs

my stomach feels like it is full of butterflies.

 

I don't like metaphors.

Whenever I attempt them

my forehead starts to turn into rubber

fire starts to appear inside my ears

my whole body turns into a bubble.

 

I don't like alliteration .

We learn about it in school

but it's tremendously,terrifying, tricky

surely stupidly silly

and unescapably annoyingly hard.

 

I don't like onamatopeia.

I wish I could blow it up with a CLING! and

CLANG!

and a collossal BANG!and a THUD! and a

POW! and

an amazing how did you do that? WOW!

 

And I don't like repetition.

I don't like repetition .......

I don't like repetition.........

-       Stuti

 

 

I DON’T LIKE POETRY

 

I don’t like similes

Every time I think of one

My head feels as blank as a piece of paper

My eyes feel as squished as a crunched-up homework sheet

My legs feel as strait as a wooden pencil

 

I don’t like metaphors

Whenever I attempt them

Bombs explode 

Arrows fire at me

All while my brain gets taken apart

 

I don’t like alliteration

We learnt about it in school

But its cruel commotional and confusing

Horrible horrendous and horrifying

Terribly tricky and triggering

 

I don’t like onomatopoeia

I wish I could blow them up

With a KABOOM a SMASH and a CRACK

A BOOM a BANG and a SKREEK

A PAW a CRASH and any other BAM noises

 

I don’t like repetition

I don’t like repetition

I don’t like repetition

 

-Aadi

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