The �I Am� poem is an 18-line, 3 stanza poem

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					The “I Am” poem is an 18-line, 3 stanza poem. Students usually write
an “I Am” poem about themselves, however, in Mrs. Thompson’s class
we will be using it a different way. Quite often, after reading a
story or novel, Mrs. Thompson will ask you to write an “I Am” poem
as though you were a character from the story. You will be writing it
from his/her viewpoint. Use the following template to do so.

Line one      I am a(n)                           who

Line two      I wonder

Line three    I hear

Line four     I see

Line five     I want

Line six      Repeat the first line (I am a                    who                    )



Line seven    I pretend

Line eight    I feel

Line nine     I touch

Line ten      I worry

Line eleven I cry

Line twelve Repeat the first line (I am a                       who                   )



Line 13                I understand that

Line 14                I say

Line 15                I dream of

Line 16                I try

Line 17                I hope that

Line 18                Repeat the first line (I am a            who                   )
**See the example provided either on the back of this paper or an attached sheet.**
                                   I Am
(Example: Written by a student, assuming the role of a
soldier in a war.)

              I am a soldier who is trapped in a war.
                I wonder when it’s going to be over.
                I hear bombs exploding everywhere.
                 I see people dying or getting hurt.
                       I want the war to end.
              I am a soldier who is trapped in a war.

                   I pretend I’m at home in bed.
                I feel hurt by the aching in my leg.
             I touch the wounds of my fellow friends.
                     I worry if I will die next.
                 I cry because I want to go home.
              I am a soldier who is trapped in a war.

                  I understand what I must do.
         I say to myself that the war will be over soon.
                    I dream about my mother.
                       I try to do my best.
                   I hope the war will be over.
             I am a soldier who is trapped in a war.

**See another example on the following page.**
                           I Am

Example: See if you can identify this famous literary/film
character. (Written by Mrs.Thompson.)

         I am a solitary miser who hates Christmas.
I wonder how destitute people can be so jolly. Bah Humbug!
     I hear annoying carolers outside my office window.
    I see my lowly assistant giving all he has to charity.
  (Right after I told those Do-gooders they would get no
               contribution from this office.)
         I am a solitary miser who hates Christmas.

 I pretend that I don’t know what love and compassion are.
 I feel the devastating grief for the loss of my only sister.
           (Even though no one would ever know it.)
I touch the unexpected tears on my face that have been left
                     unshed for so long.
 I worry that death will take me, and no one will mourn me.
       I cry for Tiny Tim and the short life he’s lived.
         I am a solitary miser who hates Christmas.

    I understand that I don’t deserve a second chance.
     I say, “Why show me this if it can’t be changed?”
    I dream of myself as a young man and long for that
                        happiness.
                          I try

				
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