Identify and interpret the literal meaning of personification in a poem.
Explain how personification affects the mood in a poem.
Explain how the visual and aural depiction of the poem enchances or detracts from the meaning.
What is personification?
A comparison between two unlike things
Giving human qualities to inanimate things
A comparison between two unlike things using like or as
A word that describes a sound
In the poem “Drought,” which verse below represents an example of personification?
“Scraping their bellies gray” (stanza 1)
“Trackless” (stanza 2)
“A few seeds” (stanza 4)
“Under the sky” (stanza 4)
Why does Soto use personification in his poem? Choose two.
To make descriptions more vivid
To exaggerate the tone of the speaker
To help readers understand and react emotionally to non-human characters
To add a lyrical element to the poem
To suggest that the poet lives in a fantastical world where inanimate things can act like humans
How does the personification add to the mood in “Drought”? Explain in three to five sentences using at least one example from the text.
Read “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll.
Watch the video “The Walrus and the Carpenter.”
Read “Rocking” by Gabriela Mistral.
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