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This resource on personification provides three different approaches aimed at different levels. The first, appropriate for upper elementary, provides examples of personification, followed by an exercise that requires replacing a word in parentheses with one more typical of humans. The second lesson for upper elementary has the class drawing cartoon characters that personify themselves. The third lesson is aimed at high schoolers and requires writing sentences that include personification.
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.
In this identifying types of figurative language activity, 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.
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.