By: Maria Alexeenko
The best thing since sliced bread.
Nothing can go wrong with it.
The crispy, buttery goodness
With the perfect amount of garlic.
From Olive Garden to home made,
Sourdough, baguette, brioche, and breadsticks.
Golden as the sun,
Fluffy like a cloud,
With an aroma of happiness,
It reigns supreme over all other breads.
Though there is a plague of counterfeit garlic bread.
Full of monoglycerides and cheap garlic powder,
The authentic breed continues to rise to the top.
Enjoyed all over the world,
Different variations constantly being passed down
Inspiring other garlic-themed dishes,
It’s the iconic legend of Italian cuisine.
Never heard of them.
Garlic bread is the backbone of my love for baked goods.
1: I chose to write an ode.
2: I chose garlic bread as the subject of my ode because I didn’t want to write something that seemed cliche. When it comes to expressing myself, humor is the outlet that I lean towards to the most. Garlic bread, and baked goods in general are things that I’m passionate about, so I chose to shed some light among the what I consider a highlight of baked cuisine while also using my sense of humor to my advantage.
3: My poem has a tone of passion and humor.
4: The theme of my ode is garlic bread and my appreciation for it.
- Quote the figurative language: “It’s the iconic legend of Italian cuisine”
- Type of figurative language: Metaphor
- Explain how this figurative language contributes to tone and theme development: With the use of vocabulary included (“iconic legend”) expresses my passion for garlic bread.
- Quote the figurative language: “Fluffy as a cloud”
- Type of figurative language: Simile
- Explain how this figurative language contributes to tone and theme development: This simile illustrates the texture of garlic bread, providing the reader with a sensory experience.
Revision #1: Changed “Golden like the sun” to “Golden as the sun”
Explanation: With the line after saying “Fluffy like a cloud” it would’ve been repetitive.
Revision #2: Changed “Full of monoglycerides and old garlic” to “ Full of monoglycerides and cheap garlic powder”
Explanation: “Old garlic” didn’t use vocabulary to its most potential.
7: For me, it was easy to write this poem because it incorporated something that I’m already familar with.
8: I’m very satisfied with my final draft because it met all the expectations and I wanted to keep the poem humorous.