Smack in the middle of summer
we perform pirouettes on night's stage.
Pop! Sizzle! Wow!
playing Lady Liberty's song,
reminding audiences of stars, stripes, and freedom.
Light is the ink we use;
hues of red, white, and blue,
a splash of purple and green too.
Just as a the firefly signals its love for summer
flish, flash, flickering,
we proclaim our passion for
life, liberty, and
the pursuit of celebration.
Boom! Bam! Pow!
The simile "like percussionists" refers to energetic music, which enhances the poem's celebratory tone.
The simile "like percussionists" helps create a marching rhythm, which intensifies the poem's serious tone.
The simile "as the firefly signals its love for summer" presents a humorous relationship, which adds to the poem's irreverent tone.
The simile "as the firefly signals its love for summer" refers to the power of light, which highlights the poem's romantic tone.