For this assignment, students are asked to create four epitaphs of six lines each based off of four short biographies of historical figures. They are given illustrations of tombstones to place their writing in, or they can simply use a blank sheet of paper. Students are also asked to use personification, imagery and alliteration in their work.
This assignment is in the .docx format and is highly customizable.
Excellent for use with any poetry unit or poetry class. This is a nice assignment any time of year, however it's extremely fun to use around Halloween.