Writing Assignment #5
All the writing we do comes from our thoughts and feelings, from our ideas and our emotions.† In your first three essays of the quarter, you explored othersí ideas, words, and actions, and you have interacted with people who inhabit different worlds from your own.† This time you can turn your attention inward and explore your interior self as a means of understanding the ideas and feelings that eventually surface in your writing.†
With this background in mind, we ask that you create your own Bio-Poem, a close look at the inner YOU.† Donít panic!† NO RHYMING IS NECESSARY.† Below you will find a skeletal format to follow, and this format may allow you to incorporate some of your new vocabulary.† These poems will be reflections on who you are, and you will share them with one or two classmates.† Because you want to contribute to the common-weal, please take your time, do some serious exploring, and have fun with language.
Your first name
Give at least three descriptive words for yourself
Give two similes or metaphors about yourself
Give a relationship to another person, then complete the following:
Lover of† . . .
Who feels† . . .
Who needs . . .
Who fears . . .
Who gives . . .
Who would like to see . . .
Who is grateful for . . .
Who is a resident of† . . .
Your last name.
Have some fun with this one!
Caring, trustworthy, compassionate
Heart as warm as a burner on a stove
Patient as the morning dew dripping off the flower
Lover of animals
Happy with life
Needs to live my life to the fullest of my potential
Fears getting old
Gives all of myself to my family and my relationship
Would like to see Hawaii
Grateful for my family
Resident of Montana