Person Poem

Poetry Description:

A person Poem is a ten-line poem that describes the personality of an individual. It follows a form, but still allows freedom. Each line may be adapted according to taste

 

Applications for History Class:

            This poem is good for describing a historical figure (biography).

 

Directions:

Line 1            Names the person


Line 2            Describes the person using 4 adjectives


Line 3            The third line begins with “Friend of...” then lists 3 nouns
 that have a special relationship with the person.

Line 4            Begins with “Lover of....” then lists 3 objects, activities 
or other nouns.

Line 5            Begins with “Who feels...” then lists 3 emotions or one
 strongly felt belief.

Line 6            Begins with “Who needs...” then lists 3 needs of the
 individuals.

Line 7            Begins with “Who gives...” then lists something(s) that
 is given to others by the individual.

Line 8            Begins with “Who fears...” then gives a phrase explaining
 a fear or a list of several fears.

Line 9            Begins with “Who would like to ....” then gives a phrase
 explaining a dream or goal.


Line 10          Gives a word or phrase describing the person, preferably
 using a metaphor or comparison to an object or idea.

 

Sample: 


Moses

Religious, determined, Hebrew, ex-slave,

Friend of slaves, animals, children
,

Lover of freedom, hard work, God,

Who feels happiness, anger, sadness,

Who needs friends, family, God,

Who gives advice, encouragement, miracles,

Who fears slavery, ignorance, failure
,

Who would like to lead his people out of Egypt
,

A leader of Hebrews.