Project – 100 Points
• Your poem must be typed.
• Your poem must have title.
• You should include your name below the title.
• Your poem must be at least 20 lines long.
• You should number your lines (every five).
• Your poem should be grouped into stanzas.
• Include personification, a simile or metaphor, alliteration
(underline and label).
• Your poem can rhyme, but it does not have to.
• Incorporate word choice and voice into your poem.
• You will read your poem to the class.
Title and Author
by: George Sterling (1869-1926)
NOW droops the troubled year
And now her tiny sunset stains the leaf.
A holy fear, Stanzas
A rapt, elusive grief,
5 Make imminent the swift, exalting tear.
The long wind's weary sigh--
Knowest, O listener! for what it wakes?
Adown the sky
What star of Time forsakes
10 Her pinnacle? What dream and dreamer die?
poem every five
• Personification is giving human
characteristics to something that is not
• The trees danced in the wind.
• The pencil flew out of my hand.
• A simile is a comparison using the words
like or as.
• He was as strong as an ox.
• She was as mad as a rabid dog.
• His hands were like sandpaper.
• Alliteration is the repetition of initial
consonant sounds (not vowels).
• Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
• Mickey Mouse
Word Choice and Voice
• Use words that create a picture in your
• Write about what you know and feel.
Avoid big topics (love, nature, sport,
relationships). Rather, focus on a smaller
topic (how you did in a basketball game,
breaking up with your boy/girlfriend).