Write a Descriptive Poem Write a descriptive ode of 8-10 lines about your favorite dessert. Use both showing and telling language. Make sure the language appeals to at least three senses: see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. Plan your writing. Jot a list of three or more favorite desserts you can never turn down. Choose one as your topic. Decide whether your ode is going to be serious or silly. Talk directly to the object. Write a few sentences you could say to the object to make it understand how much it means to you. Write at least one simile or metaphor. List adjectives that describe your favorite dessert. Consider your five senses. Finish the sentences started below. When I see you __________________________________________________________________ When I hear you _________________________________________________________________ You smell ______________________________________________________________________ You taste _______________________________________________________________________ You feel ________________________________________________________________________ Write a hyperbole about your object. (Example: I wouldn’t survive without you.) Reread your sentences and draw a star by your favorite ones. Also, draw a star by your favorite adjective. © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Page 1 of 2Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. English | Notebook | Write a Descriptive Poem Write the Descriptive Ode Start your poem. Remember . . . speak directly to your object. Also, your ode may rhyme, but it does not have to rhyme. Line 1: Address the dessert you have chosen. Line 2: Explain what this dessert means to you. Lines 3-7: Use at least 3 of the five senses to describe your dessert and why you love it. Remember, at least 2 of the lines must contain figurative language (i.e.: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, etc) Line 8: Wrap up your ode by reminding your dessert what makes it so special and how much it means to you. If you are writing a 10-line poem, be sure to add the extra lines as part of the middle portion of the poem (Lines 3-7). Because this is a short assignment, you may not have enough time to write a final, polished draft. Remember to leave some time to revise your first draft. Do your best to proofread in order to find and correct small errors.