Biopoem Purpose: This “biopoem” is geared to help you have a better understanding of the characters in The Great Gatsby, gain an appreciation for poetic structure, and give you an opportunity to creatively express yourself! This should also help your classmates to better learn the characters as well.
Step 1: Draw a character at random.
Step 2: Examine the biopoem format below, and follow the directions accordingly for your assigned character.
Step 3: Share biopoem with the class!
Line 1 First Name
Line 2 Four traits that describe character (Avoid generic, cliche’ words.)
Line 3 Relative (brother, sister, daughter, etc.) of______
Line 4 Lover of _______________(list 3 things or people)
Line 5 Who feels ______________ (3 items)
Line Who needs_____________(3 items)
Line 7 Who fears____________(3 items)
Line 8 Who gives ______________(3 items)
Line 9 Who would like to see _________________(3 items)
Line 10 Resident of_______________
Line 11 Last name
*If you creatively and correctly portray the character based on the knowledge gleaned from the text, then the poem is “correct”.*