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Instructions: Think of an artifact that represents a place that is special to you.

Remember, an
artifact is something that you can touch -- it is tangible, not abstract. Use the template (page 2)
and complete the poem. Incorporate your artifact in one of the lines. Highlight the line where you
have incorporated your artifact.

Submit the completed poem to the D2L Assignment Folder (due 1/17)

Definition of terms:
1. Personify - to describe something using human characteristics (e.g. the tree
branches touched the sky)
2. Natural item - something from nature
3. Family name - Typically, a family last name. (Some of my family names are:
Edmiston, Bedea, and Morris)
4. Line - Refers to a line of poetry. The following example poem has four lines:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet
And so are you.

Where Im From (Template)

I am from _______________________________bicycle__________________________
(a specific item from your childhood home)
from ________________________________pencil and eraser____________________
(two products or objects from your past)
I am from _________________________________wonderful__________________________
(a phrase describing your childhood home)
and___________________________________interesting and great____________________
(more description of your childhood home)
I am from____________________jujube___________________________________________
(a plant, tree or natural item from your past)
(Personify that natural item)
I am from____________________pinwheel and toys______________________________
(two objects from your past)
from ____________xia_____________ and __________________li___________________
(a family name) (another family name)
I am from ________serious____________ and ________________kind____________
(a family trait or tendency) (another family trait or tendency)
and from ______________________dine
(another family trait, habit or tendency)
from _________________________lovely_______________________________
(another family trait, habit or tendency)
I am from___________________happiness________________________________________
(a religious phrase or memory)
I am from ________________________ and _________________________________
(an ancestor) (another ancestor)
from _____________________bouilli and chicken_________________________________
(two foods from your family history)
(a specific event in the life of an ancestor)
and from _______________________________________________________________
(another detail from the life of an ancestor)
(a memory or object you had as a child)
I am from those moments______my father bought the bicycle for me___________________

(conclude by finishing this thought or by repeating a line or idea from earlier in the poem)