Writing Exercise: Personification
In this personification writing exercise I put multiple objects down on the table and asked the young writers to mentally choose one. Then, they wrote from the perspective of that object, and wrote about an aspiration/dream or nightmare of said object. After the reading, the writer’s peers guessed which object it was.
Uh, it’s so stuffy in here – plop! Ahhhh! We’re going down everyone! Oh no, red alert, there’s the hand! Oh, why do I always have to be in this thing! It’s so hot sometimes, I even sweat. Ring….ring…ring. Awww that stupid phone named Berta keeps ringing. Oh no, red alert – the hand again! Whoa, we’re going up. I wonder where we’re going? And back down again. Wait a second, she’s grabbing me! Great. Now my perfect shape is going to get wacky. Uh, it’s so rough, why isn’t it soft? Wait, I see more of me! OMG! This is unbelievable – there is more of me. I’m not the only one left. Wait. Why is there another one in her hand? A girl? Oh my.
“What’s your name?” said the other me.
“Violet,” I said.
“I’m Charles,” he said. “Why are you here?”
“That lady up there,” I said. “She bought me.”
“Do you want to have dinner with me tonight?”
“Oh yes,” I said, “I would love to.”
- by a Pilgrim club member