Pick your favorite emotion and describe it using the 5 senses. Make sure you use concrete descriptions and put it into a poetic verse. Here is my example: CONFUSION Confusion smells like the...

Pick your favorite emotion and describe it using the 5 senses.

Make sure you use concrete descriptions and put it into a poetic verse.

Here is my example:

CONFUSION

Confusion smells like the perfume counter at The Bon.

Confusion tastes like a glass of orange juice after you brush your teeth.

Confusion looks like a Friday afternoon in the parking lot.

Confusion sounds like a pep assembly at our school.

Confusion feels like riding a roller coaster.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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My favorite emotion is curiosity. Curiosity looks like bright eyes and puzzled faces. It smells either savory or strange. It feels sticky, drawing you in. It tastes sweet and tangy, with something added you can't name. It sounds like laughter and squeals of joy.
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Peace the look of a sleepy infant after nursing at its mother’s breast.

The smell of fresh baby powder and lotion warmed by a swaddling blanket.

Feels like a delicate hand swallowed in your own tight grasp.

The sound of childish giggles innocently frolicking in ocean waves.

The taste of satisfaction in a job well done.

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marbar57 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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Pick your favorite emotion and describe it using the 5 senses.

Make sure you use concrete descriptions and put it into a poetic verse.

Here is my example:

CONFUSION

Confusion smells like the perfume counter at The Bon.

Confusion tastes like a glass of orange juice after you brush your teeth.

Confusion looks like a Friday afternoon in the parking lot.

Confusion sounds like a pep assembly at our school.

Confusion feels like riding a roller coaster.

  HAPPY

Happy looks like straight A's on your report card.

Happy smells like a rose.

Happy feels like my warm bed on a cold night.

Happy sounds like a newborn baby's first cry.

Happy tastes like a piece of tiramusu.

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coachingcorner | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Everybody is different and so, different stimuli evoke different responses in different people. For this reason it is important to be unique and original and tru to yourself in this type of assignment. Try to imagine your very own responses, as if you stick too closely to other peoples, your piece of work won't ring true. Just pick an emotion and jog your memories, for example a mom might pick:

Joy - at junior's first sight of a snowdrop

Joy - at a larks soaring song as we toddle together

Joy - at a face lighting up to see a dad

Joy - at a first foray into free running sand

Joy - at the clink of ice in glass on a searing day

Joy - watching the first log of Christmas crackle and flame

For yourself you could try excitement,frustration,anger or fear.

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missjenn | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

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Here is an easy formula is want to do something like this.

 

emotion: happy, jovial, content

[emotion] feels like [your favorite summer time activity]

[emotion] sounds like [your favorite singer or instrument playing you a private concert]

[emotion] smells like [your favorite food with your favorite ingredients described in detail]

[emotion] looks like [describe what it would look like if your favorite animal could smile]

[emotion] tastes like [your favorite candy, describing how satisfying it is]

 

You can use this formal with other emotions. If the emotion is negative, think of the sensory idea as a bad or upsetting idea. Negate the positives for a negative emotion.

This assignment sounds like a lot of fun! You should be creative and try a few different emotions!

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mrs-campbell | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I can't help you pick an emotion; you need to do that for yourself.  When deciding, pick one that you are familiar with, and that you have experienced quite often.  For example, if you like the emotion jealousy, but haven't really felt jealousy that often, then it's not a good choice.  You need to be very familiar with the emotion, through personal experience.

Once you have picked an emotion, then I suggest creating a brainstorm chart.  List the emotion at the top of the page, then list the 5 senses down the left-hand side (sights, smells, tastes, touches and sounds).  Then, under each category, write down some things that come to mind when you think of that emotion.  For example, if your emotion is fear, what images come to mind?  Shadows, dark forests, faces screaming, cobwebs, pitch black?  What sounds come to mind when thinking of fear?  Creaking stairs, screams, your own heartbeat as it pounds in your ears?  For touch, think in terms of temperature and texture--is fear rough or smooth, hot or cold?  Taste and smell are the hardest, because we don't often think of emotions in terms of tasting and smelling.  Think of things that go along with your sights; for example, what does a dark forest smell like?  What does dust and mildew smell like?

Another way to fill out some items for the 5 senses is to remember times that you have felt the emotion itself, and write down the senses that existed in that moment.  For example, if you picked happiness, when was the last time that you were happy?  Were you at a party?  What were the sights, sounds, scents, smells and touches at that party?  If you think of those, it will help.

Once you get some ideas on a brainstorming chart, then you can pick the best ones to formulate a poem from, like the one in the example that you gave.  I hope that those thoughts helped a bit; good luck!

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Your sample and question takes much creativity and uniqueness out of the equation for producing a poem of that sort. It is up to an individual to express their creativity but when it comes to a formula, it makes the process of creating a poem merely mechanical. 

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nusratfarah | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Your Love is like the Snow which caresses me softly.

Your Love is like the raindrops which I find lovely.

Your Love is like the Chocolate which tempts me.

Your Love is like the roar of the tides of sea.

This Love is the Rose which spread the magical aroma sweetly.

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