The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. --William Carlos Williams ____________________________________________________ In a Station of the Metro The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. --Ezra Pound ____________________________________________________ The City In the morning the city Spreads its wings Making a song In stone that sings. In the evening the city Goes to bed Hanging lights Above its head. --Langston Hughes ___________________________________________________ The Toaster A silver-scaled dragon with jaws flaming red Sits at my elbow and toasts my bread. I hand him fat slices, and then, one by one, He hands them back when he sees they are done. --William Jay Smith ________________________________________________________ Apartment House A filing cabinet of human lives Where people swarm like bees in tunnelled hives, Each to his own cell in the covered comb, Identical and cramped -- we call it home. --Gerald Raftery TASK: You are going to describe something metaphorically without naming the object explicitly. Pick an everyday object from around the house, such as a dryer or iron. Now list some things that it reminds you of or that it could be like. Now all you have to do is write four lines to describe your object. Your lines could rhyme AA BB just the last two above or your poem might rhyme only two lines or perhaps not rhyme at all.