Help with a "Biopoem" for "Lord of the Flies"Can you give me a few hints about how I might approach writing a biopoem on "Lord of the Flies"?  Here is what I am supposed to do.  Line 1:...

Help with a "Biopoem" for "Lord of the Flies"

Can you give me a few hints about how I might approach writing a biopoem on "Lord of the Flies"?  Here is what I am supposed to do. 


Line 1: First Name
2: 4 traits that describe this character
3: Lover of _ (3 things or people)
4: Who feels (3 things)
5: Who needs _ (3 things)
6: Who fears (3 things)
7: Who gives _ (3 things)
8: Who would like to see _ (3 things)
9: Resident of
10: Last name

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eabettencourt | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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You probably need to write the poem based on a character from the novel.  Ralph, Piggy, Simon, or Jack might be good characters to choose since there's a lot of material to work with concerning them - we get to know them more than the others.  Line 1 would just be the first name of the character you chose (I'm not sure what you'll do for line 10 since I don't believe we're provided with anyone's last name except for Jack's, which is Merridew).  Then, for the second line, you would write a list of four traits that describe the character (for example, one trait that could be used to describe Piggy would be "intellectual").  Proceed with lines 3 through 8 in the same way:  just think about how that particular character would respond to each of the list items.  Line 9 might be the island itself, or England, depending on how you think the character would answer - do they view themselves still as a citizen of England, or only a resident of the island now?

Good luck!  Have fun with this - it's a creative assignment that will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of characterization!

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