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.

My Kitten Won’t Stop Talking
My Pig Won’t Let Me Watch TV
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
My Dog Likes to Disco
The Pretzel, the Pig, and the Baby Baboon
From the Ants in Our Petnuia Bed
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
My Cat Goes Flying Through the Air
My Bunny Lies over My Doggy
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
I Have to Write a Poem
My Chicken’s On the Internet
Get Me Out of the Fish Tank
Banana Dan
Ferret Soccer
When Pigs Fly
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
The Weasel and the Whale
If You Give a Mouse a Motorcycle
Don’t Ever Ask a Centipede
The Dancing Baboon of Djibouti
On Top of Mount Everest
An Ordinary Day
Polar Bowling