By: Samantha Borromeo
Oh, ice cream!
You are a piece of Heaven on Earth
My favorite food!
I am attached to you like the strongest magnet on Earth
You come around on the hottest of days
And I come to you on the worst of days
You are a perfect icy delight
With flavors of plenty
You are as diverse as America!
With a surprise of bloody red berry
Hidden in your frozen delight
Plain, yet the most iconic taste to exist
A glimpse of a slobbery two year old
Devouring his first chocolate cake
That is put into a frozen paradise
There’s cookie dough
There’s rocky road
There’s thousands of tastes
Thousands of ingredients
Thousands of feelings
That are all a part of
Our beloved ice cream
||I published an ode.|
||I chose to write an ode to ice cream because it’s easy to write about something that you love since there’s so many things you can list and that thing that I love is ice cream.|
||The tone of my poem is positive, but gets sarcastic at points|
||The theme of my poem is that ice cream is a diverse food that comes in all shapes, sizes, and flavors and is a delicious dessert|
||Revision #1: I changed “classic” to “iconic”
Explanation: I made this revision because “classic” states that vanilla would be too plain unlike “iconic”
|Revision #2: I changed “bright” to “bloody”
Explanation: I made this revision because I wanted to describe the strawberry to be more juicy than bright.
||Writing this poem was easier than I thought it would be because writing about something you love is easy because there’s so many reasons to love something|
||I am not very satisfied with my final draft because I wish I wrote an ode to something that is alive, not an object. This way, I would sound less sarcastic.|