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Writing Assignment #5

 

 

The Bio-Poem

 

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.

 

Format:

 

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!

 

 

Length:Double space this and keep it to a single page.

 

Draft due:

 

Revision:


Katie

 

Caring, trustworthy, compassionate

 

Heart as warm as a burner on a stove

 

Patient as the morning dew dripping off the flower

 

Fiance

 

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

 

Williamson