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PERSONIFICATION AND EXTENDED METAPHOR: HIGH SCHOOL POETRY LESSON AND CREATIVE WRITING uses Naomi Shihab Nye's poem "How do I Know When a Poem is Finished?" to teach the concepts of personification and extended metaphor. The lesson contains definitions, a link to the poem, questions to consider while reading, a creative writing exercise with pre-writing, and questions for wrap-up.
In addition to the lesson, the download includes teacher instructions, a list of further resources, and a breakdown of the Common Core alignment.
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