OK, so for Day 11, let’s do an 11 line autobiographical poem. This one is pretty easy ~ a “fill in the blanks” style poem. It also is a chance to let people know a bit more about you. However, if doing that publicly makes you uncomfortable, you can always use a fictional character’s traits to fill in the blanks . . . and create a poem that way, particularly if you are a writer; you can create a poem about one of your characters.
Just fill in the blanks and then go back and delete everything that is underlined, center what’s left, and you have your autobiographical poem. Only lines 1, 2 & 11 are specific on how many words you can use; otherwise, fill it in as you choose. Cheers!!
Here is my example, step by step.
“Eleven Line Autobiographical Poem”
line 1 your first name
line 2 FOUR character traits
line 3 Sibling of
line 4 Lover of
line 5 Who feels
line 6 Who needs
line 7 Who gives
line 8 Who fears
line 9 Who would like to see
line 10 Resident of
line 11 your last name
line 1 your first name Stephanie
line 2 FOUR character traits Compassionate, creative, joyful, loves learning
line 3 Sibling of Camille
line 4 Lover of life, Jim, family, country, and the Lord
line 5 Who feels happiest surrounded by family
line 6 Who needs love and understanding
line 7 Who gives freely of herself to help where she’s needed
line 8 Who fears she may not have done enough
line 9 Who would like to see everyone treated with kindness
line 10 Resident of the universe
line 11 your last name Abney
Compassionate, creative, joyful, loves learning
Sibling of Camille
Lover of life, Jim, family, country, and the Lord
Who feels happiest surrounded by family
Who needs love and understanding
Who gives freely of herself to help where she’s needed
Who fears she may not have done enough
Who would like to see everyone treated with kindness
Resident of the universe
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