This is a poetry project that I do with my students after learning the styles of poetry as well as various types of figurative language. It is a free style, creative writing poem in the shape of a fingerprint. The students were obsessed with this project and never complained once. I had them make the poems all about themselves and their feelings and then displayed them at our poetry night!
You may find these presentations useful in teaching poetry and figurative language:
L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
5.L.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.