Thursday, November 11, 2010

11/11 "The Scarlet Ibis" Personification Writing Assignment

(Writing Grade, 100 points. Due Monday.)

  • “Summer was dead.”
  • “Autumn had not yet been born.”
  • “The smell drifted across the field, speaking softly the names of our dead."
  • "The ibis landed in the bleeding tree."
  • “Its song seems to die up in the leaves.”

Write a creative paragraph in your Writer’s Notebook of at least 10 sentences. You must choose to end with one of James Hurst’s examples of personification.

o How creatively you write is up to you. You are not limited to a short paragraph… if you feel inspired, go for it!

o Here are some “story” ideas to get you started. You are not limited to using these, but they might be a good start. (These can only be found on the original handout.)