ETHOS

ETHOS

Friday, September 10, 2010

Personify


After sharing the poem "Mistress Stella Speaks" from Tyehimba Jess' Leadbelly, and talking about the importance of biographical information (most students thought the poem was about a prostitute!) we experimented with writing a personification poem of our own. here are the directions, which I can't help but feel need tweaked. Nevertheless, some interesting stuff came out.

Follow these directions:
Choose an object (one of your possessions) to write about, write the name of the object at the top of a piece of paper.

Line 1: say something to your object
Line 2: the object responds
Line 3: Mention a color
Line 4: use a verb and a body part
Line 5: Mention a piece of clothing, ends with an exclamation point!
Line 6: Use a Simile
Line 7: 3-word alliteration.

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