The Bio Poem
With a little adaptation, the Bio-Poem can be
Use the form below without numbering lines… used for character studies, book reports,
current events, or historical reports.
Line 1 Your first name Alternative versions keep a similar structure
(Lines 1,2,3,4 & 10) and substitute formulas
Line 2 Four traits that describe you such as “Who believed…”, “Who wanted…”,
“Who used…”, “Who gave…”, or ‘Who said…”
Line 3 Sibling of… (or daughter/son of…)
for lines 5 through 9.
Line 4 Lover of…(three people or ideas) Feel free to respond with words, phrases or
clauses. Experiment with contrasts in tone
Line 5 Who feels…(three things)
and image, revise for sound and rhythm, and
Line 6 Who needs…(three items) generate additional lines for the poem.
Line 7 Who gives…(three items)
Line 8 Who fears…(three items)
Line 9 Who would like to see…(three items)
Line 10 Resident of (your city); (your street name)
Line 11 Your last name