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