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					Final Poem
                Requirements
             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


                  AUTUMN
                  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?

Number your
poem every five
lines.
            Personification
• Personification is giving human
  characteristics to something that is not
  human.

• The trees danced in the wind.
• The pencil flew out of my hand.
                 Simile
• 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
• 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
  head.

• 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).

				
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