In celebration of National Poetry Month, we did a special poetry event. We gave a crash course (/refresher) on the core concepts of poetry: lyricism, metaphor, imagery, and rhythm. Everyone who participated completed games, activities, and lessons on those topics, got certified in their poetic knowledge, and received their Poetic License at the end of the night.
The funnest part of the night came from the “Metaphor Mad Libs” and other metaphor exercises. These games and activities helped clarify the power of metaphor while providing a number of memorable metaphors: “Books are the cookies of the soul,” “Her eyelashes were windshield wipers in the pouring rain,” and many more.