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Personification lesson

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  1. 1. Poetry Practice <ul><li>The Cat & The Fiddle </li></ul><ul><li>Hey diddle, Diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon. </li></ul><ul><li>By Mother Goose </li></ul>
  2. 2. Discuss Personification in the Poem <ul><li>Book I sit here waiting for you, Collecting dust on this shelf. I’m hugging my pages tight. I can wait forever for you to open me. You will not be disappointed. </li></ul><ul><li>Let me take you to a land far away! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Assignment: Pick a chair below and write a personification poem. Use the chair as your title. Don’t use the chair’s name in the poem. <ul><li>Armchair </li></ul><ul><li>Lazy-boy </li></ul><ul><li>Office Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Desk Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting room chair </li></ul><ul><li>We will be presenting our poems to the class later. </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Airplane Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Dining Room Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Stool </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Your own chair idea? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example: <ul><li>Deck Chair </li></ul><ul><li>I sit out in the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Growing faded and paler each day </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I could run </li></ul><ul><li>Or at least have someone come play </li></ul><ul><li>But alas, I sit here every morning </li></ul><ul><li>My arms and legs warping away </li></ul><ul><li>Being pummelled without warning </li></ul><ul><li>By rain, snow, and the winds strong sway </li></ul><ul><li>So here I sit – out in the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Writing poems because it is fun </li></ul>