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:
- Pick something to write about.
- Pick a feature or characteristic of the thing that you are writing about.
- Exaggerate that characteristic in every way you can think of, making a list as you go.
- 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?”
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?