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 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
From the Ants in Our Petnuia Bed
I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack
Frog Ball
At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo
My Kitten Won’t Stop Talking
My Dog Does My Homework
My Dog Likes to Disco
My Bunny Lies over My Doggy
Dog poem for kids by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room
The Ugly, Ugly Duckling
The Pretzel, the Pig, and the Baby Baboon