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Valentine's Day Poem with Similes

Valentine's Day Poem with Similes
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Valentine's Day is a great time to teach or review figurative language, such as similes, before high stakes state testing in February and March. With its theme of love, this poem, "A Birthday," by Christina Georgina Rossetti, is the perfect Valentine's Day poem. It also makes a stellar mentor poem for teaching similes (or anaphora).


A Birthday by Christina Georgina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Just look at all those language rich similes!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lorrie L. Birchall

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Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.A
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes
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