National Poetry Day, the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical, took place on Thursday 6th October 2016. In Year 5 we were looking specifically at the use of personification (giving human characteristics to something non-human). After reading some of our favourite poems we were set the challenge of writing our own based our class novel, Beowulf. Miss Souther was incredibly proud of our hard work, and thought they were too good not to share, so here’s a sneak peek. Can you spot any examples of personification?
A Blind Rage Like Fire
It was the day I had been waiting for,
The fire roared in terror as I walked through the door,
The chandelier cried in pain,
Even at the mention of my name.
All hope was gone, all justice dead,
The only living were those who fled.
Oh happy Herot, oh how you have demised,
At my arrival you were still surprised.
The only light that was lit, was the candle lit by the living who fled,
Now it has gone, all of it dead.
The wind was howling, the room was still,
To make Herot fall is a superior skill.
Jasmine & Holly