Lesson 16 - Writing


Write a poem about a hero that uses a specific point of view, figurative language, and imagery to convey a clear tone and theme.

Target Task


Write a poem about a hero of your choice. It can be an everyday hero like a family member (or your teacher!), a famous hero from literature, a historical hero, or a contemporary hero from the world. Make sure to use the following poetic devices to enhance the tone and theme: 

  •  Maintain one narrative POV throughout the poem.
  •  Use two examples of figurative language.
  •  Use one example of imagery. 

Key Questions


Read your poem and answer the following questions:

  • What line resonates most with you? Explain your answer. 
  • What is the tone in your poem and how did you develop it? Make sure to use one or two pieces of diction to support your answer. 
  • What is the narrative point of view? Why did you choose that particular one? How does it enhance your story? 



Students should read their poems aloud to the class, practicing volume and eye contact in public speaking. 

Common Core Standards

  • W.6.3 — Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • W.6.3.a — Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

  • W.6.3.d — Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.