Too Darn Hot!
Some days it’s just too darn hot. So hot you stick to every chair. So hot you can’t move. So hot it feels like you’re melting.
Writers use figurative language to convey feeling. They compare things in new and unusual ways. Similes are comparisons using “like” or “as”. Metaphors are comparisons that don’t have to use “like” or “as”. Hyperbole is exaggeration.
Try writing a poem describing how hot it is without using the word “hot”. Use figurative language to show what hot feels like, smells like, tastes like, sounds like. To help you get started, think of ways to finish this sentence—and then leave out the prompt.
You know it’s hot when…
Set your timer for 7 minutes
Don’t think about it too much; just do it!
Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1500 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or the whole poem in the comments.