I am the One...

Poetry Description:

This poem is a type of list poem and is usually unrhymed. It consists of lines that begin with the words, I am the one....

 

Applications for History Class:

             This poem examines a historical period from the point of view of a person living during the time period. Students can begin to relate to people of the time as they describe life through the eyes of the person. It can be read to the class as a monologue or be accompanied by an illustration of the historical person.

 

Directions:

Have the student imagine that he is a person living during the time period being studied. Have him write a poem from the point of view of the historical person beginning with the words I am the one. It should tell about the feelings and thoughts that the person has about himself.

 

Sample: 


 

I am the one who always has to dig ditches.

I am the one who always has to plant the grain.

I am the one who gathers the harvest.

I am the one who has to haul the bags.

I am the one who has work all day.

I am the one who prays to the gods.

I am the one whose father died last spring.