Oda a la papa by Pablo Neruda PPT in PDF format contains the verses with images to facilitate comprehension for students. Great way to introduce poetry while reviewing a food unit.
Afterwards students work with a partner or group of three students to write an ode to a vegetable. They select one vegetable and write a list of descriptive words.They should also think about how the vegetable or fruit smells, it's texture, taste, etc.
They also research the origin of the vegetable. For example, potatoes are from the Andes in South America and it was a staple food for the Incas. They also have to brainstorm and think of what other things resemble the selected vegetable. For example, cauliflower to me resembles a brain.
They can also think of the benefits of the fruit or vegetable. For example, carrots are good for vision. Then they have to put it all together and write an ode which they will present to the class.
Students are reminded to keep the lines short and use as few words as possible for each line. Since it's a ode they need to use words or phrases that illustrate admiration.