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Personification in Poetry

7th Grade Language Arts lesson for identifying and analyzing personification in poetry

Shira Carroll

on 12 December 2016

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Transcript of Personification in Poetry

Personification in Poetry

Miss Carroll

Today's Goals

1. Define personification.

2. Identify examples of personification
in poetry.

3. Identify author’s purpose and
effectiveness at using personification in text.
Personification is giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).
What is Personification????
Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie.

The camera loves me!

Lightening danced across the sky.

The flowers begged for water.

The dish ran away with the spoon.
Listen to Jimi Hendrix' "The Wind Cries Mary." Follow along and silently raise your hand every time you hear an example of personification
April Rain Song
by Langston HUghes

Let the rain kiss you

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops

Let the rain sing you a lullaby

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk

The rain makes running pools in the gutter

The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night

And I love the rain.
Discussion Questions

What are Langston Hughes' feelings toward rain?
What does he want his audience to do?
How does personification help him make his point?
In nature the birds chirp
When the rooster clucks
when the dog barks the trees
come alive
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