Why donít you try writing an acrostic about yourself?
Before you start, try brainstorming a personal inventory
about yourself. Ask yourself the big question, ďWho Am I"?
and then list your likes and dislikes, your personality, your treasures,
yours dreams and plans, your physical characteristics and your family.
Next, choose six or eight words and phrases from your
inventory that you feel are the most important.
Finally, imagine you have to choose one word to describe
yourself. What would it be?
Now that you have brainstormed some ideas, write the letters
of your name vertically down the page. Then begin writing your acrostic,
looking for ways to work the things you brainstormed about yourself into the
When you have finished your draft, try writing another one
still using your name, but try using different details. Take a look at the
examples again for ideas.
Now, look over your two poems and decide which one you like
better. Underline the parts you really like and rework the parts you donít.
Why not hand your poem into a teacher so it can be published
in the Pearson Patter, Pearson ALCís newsletter?
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