Tuesday, 30 October 2018
FANTASTIC FOOD POEMS FRO JOHN WYCLIFFE PRIMARY SCHOOL
I had great fun the other day writing food poems with students at John Wycliffe Primary School. The idea was very simple: inspired by my poem 'Love Letter to a Lychee' (from my book I Don't Like Poetry) pupils were challenged to write either a love letter to their favourite food, or a hate letter to their least favourite food. On top of this personification, the extra challenge was to include repetition, simile, metaphor and alliteration, after having identified it in my lychee poem. Here are two fantastic examples from Lucas and Max. Enjoy!
HATE LETTER TO A TOMATO by Lucas
Your red colour is like a big monster
Gobbling me whole and walking down the road
Eating others who hate you as much as me.
I just want to throw you away forever
I like you cooked when you’re dead
And suffering in the oven on my pizza
It’s my turn to eat you
I hate you
SUNDAY DINNER by Max
I love mum
I love food
I love mum-made Sunday dinners of course!
It’s a plate of pure deliciousness
It’s a plate of rainbows and joy
I love my mum
I love food
But I love mum-made Sunday dinners
Because it’s food made by my mum