Day 5

Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Personify This

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    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

    Structure:

    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:

    Part One:

    Identify all of the instances of anthropomorphism in "Bird Raptures." Have students answer the following questions in group discussion:

    1. Why does Rossetti use personification in this instance?
    2. What is the...

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