poetic device: Anthropomorphism & Personification

Anthropomorphism is when animals or objects behave like people, such as a cat who learns karate, or a dog who can talk or play piano.

Personification is similar, but is when animals or objects have seemingly human characteristics, such as a tree waving it’s “arms” in the breeze.

These poems all have anthropomorphic characters or some degree of personification.

A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
Computer Cat
My Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
My Cat Knows Karate
My Sloth Is Supersonic
Our Holiday Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Holiday Shopping
My Dog Does My Homework
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning Mrs. Hamster by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning, Mrs. Hamster
Tiny Todd the Turtle by Kenn Nesbitt
Tiny Todd the Turtle
When Puppies Play Baseball by Kenn Nesbitt
When Puppies Play Baseball
An Ogre Came Over for Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
Thank You, Thanksgiving by Kenn Nesbitt
Thank You, Thanksgiving
My Brother Was Brought by a Bunny
My iPhone Did My Homework
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
My Kitten Had an Accident
I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
Toucan Can-Can by Kenn Nesbitt
Toucan Can-Can
A Centaur Goes Out Shopping
My Puppy Plays Piano
Gerbil, Gerbil, On the Run
The Tighty-Whitey Spider