Biography Poem


The bio poem is a form poem useful for describing historical and literary characters or for students to describe themselves.  Have a go at several different types so the students can explore some.


Line 1:  First name of the person



Line 2: Title





Line 3: Four words or phrases that describe that person







Line 4:  Lover of (three things or ideas)





Line 5:  Who believed in (2 ideas)





Line 6:  Who wanted




Line 7:  Who ...




Line 8:  Who gave us





Line 9:  Who said, (quote) or might have said:




Line 10: Last name of person





This type of poem allows you to describe the hopes and fears of your subject along with typical report information.

The typical format is:

 Line 1: First Name
Line 2: Four descriptive traits
Line 3: Sibling of...
Line 4: Lover of
Line 5: Who fears...
Line 6: Who needs...
Line 7: Who gives...
Line 8: Who would like to see...
Line 9: Resident of...
Line 10: Last Name

Look at the examples below and then write your own Biography poem. (Written by second graders)

 Both boys decided to change theirs a little. (Which is always encouraged.)


Curious, loving, neat, shy.
Son of a busy dad.
Lover of spiders, animals, and poetry.
Who feels empty, cool, and hopeful.
Who fears speedboats, bullies, and guns.

Who would like to see my Uncle Sam, a movie star and a pyramid
Resident of New York.
Buddha Boy


Kind, friendly, happy, mad
A very funny dad
Lover of riding bikes, games and dogs,
Who feels pessimistic, lonely, and excited
Who fears guns, knives and a scary kid
Who would like to see Europe,
the highest mountain and China