Kind of Activity:
To understand personification as a literary device
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4
In "Bird Rapture," Rossetti uses the literary device of personification to assign human actions or characteristics to non-human creatures or objects. Have students divide into groups of 4-6, and complete the activity in two parts:
Identify all of the instances of anthropomorphism in "Bird Raptures." Have students answer the following questions in group discussion:
- Why does Rossetti use personification in this instance?
- What is the...
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