Persona Poem

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Young poets are asked to craft a poem in the voice of a first person narrator, a dramatic monologue of sorts, that reveals not only a dramatic situation but something of the narrator's character as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer Shelley's sonnet, "Ozymandias," as a contrast to the more open format of the assigned poem
Classroom Considerations
  • The poetry lesson presumes writers are familiar with both irony and persona
  • The packet includes specific instructions for the assignment as well as model persona poems
  • No rubric is included in the packet
Common Core