What’s up doc? You may be wondering what is a rabbit doing taking and walking on two legs ? That’s because I am being PERSONIFIED ! PERSONIFICATION IS A SPECIAL TYPE OF METAPHOR …. Like this guy – personifing DEATH Check out this guy! You will learn about him in the presentation on PERSONIFICATION about to begin. PERSONIFICATION : A SPECIAL TYPE OF METAPHOR
PERSONIFICATION Definition: When you portray a thing, idea, or an animal doing something only humans can do. "Arise, fair sun and kill the envious moon" Why is this an example of personification?
"The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother! I call him gambling and it's time to snatch your mother from his neon claws!" ((Homer Simpson in The Simpsons )) Can “GAMBLING” really ”enslave” ? Does “GAMBLING” have claws? Personification is giving human traits to non-human things. Human trait ?_________________ Non Human thing ?____________ CLAWS/ENSLAVING GAMBLING
WHY IS THIS PERSONIFICATION? Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; ACT TWO SCENE 3 “Romeo and Juliet” Human trait ?_________________ Non Human thing ?____________ CARE KEEP WATCH
Use your worksheet to Identity examples of Personification in this excerpt from “ Romeo and Juliet” ACT 2 Scene 3 “Romeo and Juliet” The grey-ey’d morn smiles on the frowning night, Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light, And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels From forth day’s path and Titan’s fiery wheels: Now, ere the sun advance his burning eye The day to cheer and night’s dank dew to dry,
WRITE YOUR OWN SHAKESPEAREAN PERSONIFICATION POEM USE YOUR HANDOUT
WRITE YOUR OWN SHAKESPEAREAN PERSONIFICATION POEM Choose a word from List A Choose a word from List B Write this word next to the word from List A. List A List B sun tells guides moon shows takes stars reminds sky teaches sea listens stone remembers night brings mountain looks dawn dances morning dreams EXAMPLE: stone listens NOW MAKE YOUR OWN POEM Write five sentences and put them together each on its own line. EXAMPLE : Night reminds me of yesterday. The sun listens to the messages of the clouds. Moon, look for me in the fields. Sea, guide me to you. Dawn bring me to the new day. WRITE YOUR PERSONIFICATION POEM BELOW. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ NOW GIVE IT A - “TITLE” STEP ONE : STEP TWO :