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What will your class members see in Sylvia Plath's "Mirror"? After reading the poem, learners engage in a Socratic seminar prompted by the provided questions. Individuals then create an illustration, focusing on the personification and figurative language in the poem, and share their interpretations with the class.
Fifth graders define personification. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders read several examples of personification and discuss why they are examples of personification. Students read poetry and underline any examples of personification they can find.
This presentation describes personification. After a definition and some examples, class members practice by identifying personification in a few sentences and then writing their own sentences using personification. 
Students study personification and alliteration in various fiction texts. In this literary devices lesson, students use various texts to identify the literary devices of personification and alliteration. Students use examples of both devices in an original sentence and create an illustration for personification.
Students review personification and alliteration. In this literary devices lesson, students use personification and alliteration in a sentence. Students draw a picture reflecting personification.
A reading of Theodore Roethke’s dark "Root Cellar" and Sylvia Plath’s more abstract "Mirror" launches a discussion of imagery and personification in poetry.  After finding examples of personification in the poems, class members craft sentences using personification. Links to the poems are included.
Young readers listen to the story The Three Little Pigs, and discuss what abnormal characteristics the pigs and the wolf have. They relate these characteristics to personification, and practice writing sentences using personification.
Students create a clay object in which they are to personify. They use their own personal experiences to help the viewer imagine what it would be like to be that particular object. They also watch videos of fables to help them with personification.
Students define or tell what personification is. They look at given sentences and describe the object being personified. Students write simple sentences using personification.
Learners explore the use of personification in published poetry and write a poem using personification. They use clay animation to produce a short video of their poem. Students analyze the use of personification in literature.
Students explore personification. In this figurative language lesson plan, students discover how to human qualities or characteristics to an animal or thing as they participate in activities and use personification in their writing.
Fifth graders read opening pargraphs in their books and discuss with their peers the meaning of personification. They then identify three instances in the poem "Desert Tortoise" of similarities between humans and animals citing references in the poem and changing some of the words to complete with personification.
Fourth graders discuss prior knowledge of the terms simile, hyperbole, metaphor, and personification. They then listen to the definitions of each and write a hyperbole, personification, simile, and metaphor to describe a Mr. Potato Head doll to make him more interesting.
Learners analyze the use of personification in classical Greek art and the Neoclassical period. In this Neoclassical art lesson, students discuss the cultural values reflected in classical and Neoclassical. Learners define a core value and pick something to personify in art. Students create a depiction the personification and write a label for their work of art like one they would see in a museum.
Fifth graders define personification. They give examples following this lesson. Students identify elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the plot development, author's choice of words and use of figurative language (personification, flashback) and tone.
Young writers discover that personification is when a writer gives an object the qualities of a person. After practicing identifying personification in many of the slides, individuals compose their own poem that uses this technique. They pair-up and read their poems to each other.
Eighth graders study personification in published works of poetry, then create their own through the use of diamante or cinquain poetry. They read and discuss poetry by Shel Silverstein, William Jay Smith, and Elinor Wylie.
Personification poems can get students writing and thinking poetically.
Hyperbole, simile, metaphor, and personification are spotlighted on an online/interactive quiz. Test takers read short passages and then identify the figures of speech used.
In this identifying types of figurative language worksheet, students read sentences and phrases, determine if they are similes, metaphors, hyperboles, personifications, or a combination, identify the type/s and write an explanation of their answers. Students answer 20 questions.

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