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.

Funny Ogre Monster Poem for Kids
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
My Cat Knows Karate
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
My Puppy Plays Piano
My Pig Won’t Let Me Watch TV
I Bought a New Tank For My Goldfish
Abrocat the Acrobat
Banana Dan
From the Ants in Our Petnuia Bed
The Tighty-Whitey Spider
On Top of Mount Everest
Ferret Soccer
Get Me Out of the Fish Tank
Polar Bowling
My Cat Goes Flying Through the Air
Gerbil, Gerbil, On the Run
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
My Kiwi Is the Captain
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
Toby the Snowboarding Doberman
When Pigs Fly
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack