Monday, May 9, 2016

Sprint Race

Exaggeration poem writing

Exaggeration means claiming something is greater than it really is. For example, if you said “my cat is as big as a house” or “I can run faster than the speed of light,” you would be exaggerating.

To write your own exaggeration poem, you only need to do three things:
  1. Pick something to write about.
  2. Pick a feature or characteristic of the thing that you are writing about.
  3. Exaggerate that characteristic in every way you can think of, making a list as you go.
  4. Take your list of ideas and turn them into a poem.

Here are some more tips to help you get started:
  • When you write your exaggeration poem, it doesn’t have to rhyme, unless you want it to.
  • If you can’t think of a funny ending for your poem, try ending it with the same lines you used at the beginning of the poem.

Good luck writing your own exaggeration poems!

I Ate a Spicy Pepper
I ate a spicy pepper
From my brother on a dare.
The pepper caught my head on fire
And burned off all my hair.

My mouth erupted lava
And my tongue began to melt.
My ears were shooting jets of steam.
At least that’s how they felt.

I ricocheted around the room.
I ran across the ceiling.
I dove right in the freezer
To relieve the burning feeling.

I drank a thousand soda pops
And chewed a ton of ice
To try to stop the scorching
Of that spicy pepper’s spice.

At last, the flames extinguished,
I admitted to my brother,
“That pepper was the best one yet.
May I please have another?”

Sprint Race
I was at the starting line,
A competition we were in.
Ready and raring to go,
A pistol went off and someone said BEGIN!

And off we went,
Feet lifting off the ground.
I was sprinting and sprinting,
At the speed of sound.

My legs killing me ,
They then set on fire.
Running and running,
Like I was powered by some wire.

Across the finish line ,
My legs weren’t entire.
At least it was finished,
Anything else that you desire?


  1. Well done on your post and really like how much detail and effort you put in this post. Great job!

  2. Hello Vaughn I like how you have put lots of detail into your Exaggeration poem i like how you said ricocheted even though i do not know what that means it sounds awesome.:)

  3. i love how it is a big exaggeration in the spicy peeper it makes me laugh when i read it thankyou for a great poem

  4. I love your poem Vaughn especially And off we went Feet lifting off the ground I was sprinting and sprinting At the speed of sound.

  5. I like your sprint race.It has a lot of detail. What a great poem Vaughn.

  6. I like the spicy pepper poem because it rhymes. Great poem Vaughn.

  7. Great poem Vaughn and also I wonder how much milometers he can run in two hours and how fun was it at your guys camp I bet it was super fun there.

  8. Nice Exaggeration poem Vaughn! I liked how you added detail. I also liked how you added some complex words like sprinting than fast and I liked how you said ( like I was powered by some wire ). Overall great job.

  9. I like your Exaggeration poem Vaughn. I like that you did the feeling when you are actually running because That's what I feel like when I am sprinting at the cross country. I also like how you added a picture of Bolt because he is running like he was powered by a wire. Another thing I liked is how you said Begin because most people start with just start saying about how they feel instead of saying Begin. Good Punctuation and Capital Letters that's exactly what you should be doing so good job. I also liked how you explained how to do a exaggeration poem because some people don't know how to do one so that's pretty good to add that in. I like how you choose a different topic to lots of other people because lots of people choose like sour lollies or something ( me ). Nice Job Vaughn :)