Comparison Poetry Project Choices Requirement: After we have studied different types of poetry and working on comparing and contrasting different poems, it is your turn to showcase what you know about poetry and comparing/contrasting poetry features. Choice #1: Write a compare/contrast essay comparing the poems, “The Sidewalk Racer” and “Steam Shovel”. The format will be the same as we did in class for “The Toaster” and “Things to do if you are a Subway”. Choice #2: Write two poems with extended metaphors. Your extended metaphors should compare a machine to a living thing. Start by observing an ordinary appliance in your home or classroom or a machine you see on the street. Use your imagination. What animal or other creature does it remind you of? Think about what the machine is able to do. Your metaphor should be extended through the entire poem. Be sure to address how the machine and living thing look, sound, and do. Choice #3: Find two poems, using your textbook, IMC books, or on-line resources that both use the same metaphor. Create a chart similar to the one in class, as well as a venn diagram comparing and contrasting both poems.