Thursday, July 17, 2008

Anthropomorphization Writing Prompt

Animal stories, where the animal has human characteristics, come and go in popularity. Some, such as Runaway Bunny, Stuart Little, and Charlotte's Web remain popular. It is in part due to the strength of the story itself, but also because the animal characters are able to act in ways that children can relate to.

In this prompt, select an animal from the list below, two or more human qualities, and a location. Write 300-500 words that describes the animal main character in terms of how he might behave in his setting, given the qualities you've chosen.

Animal:
Bear cub
Crocodile
Hedgehog
Ferret
Cat
Heron
Crow

Human Quality:
Humility
Generosity
Greed
Pessimism
Optimism
Kindness
Lenience
Cowardice
Courageous
Creative/Creativity
Spirituality

Location:
School
Playground
Train
Plane
Treehouse
Castle

No comments: