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 Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
Computer Cat
My Cat Knows Karate
Good Morning Mrs. Hamster by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning, Mrs. Hamster
My Dog Does My Homework
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came Over for Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
Thank You, Thanksgiving by Kenn Nesbitt
Thank You, Thanksgiving
Our Holiday Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Holiday Shopping
My iPhone Did My Homework
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
A Centaur Goes Out Shopping
I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
My Kitten Had an Accident
Toucan Can-Can by Kenn Nesbitt
Toucan Can-Can
My Puppy Plays Piano
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon
Gerbil, Gerbil, On the Run
The Tighty-Whitey Spider
I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack
My Kitten Won’t Stop Talking
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
My Pig Won’t Let Me Watch TV