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What Are Bio Poems?


A bio poem is a work that is meant to describe a person in eleven lines. It is a short biography poem that introduces the details of someone’s personality traits, current life and future ambitions. They are often used in social settings, such as classrooms, for children to introduce themselves and tell the rest of the class about their lives.

Lines 1-2

Line 1 will have your first name. If you prefer, the first line can also be a nickname if you go by something other than your first name. Line 2 will have at least four adjectives that describe you. Think of any words that fit you or your personality. For example, assume that a young dancer named Andrea is writing her bio poem. Her first two lines might look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong

Line 3

Line 3 will have your familial ties. You can list your immediate or extended family, or the family members who you have close relationships with. The line will begin with your familial ties such as “Son/Daughter of” or “Brother/Sister of,” or any family member you choose. For example, if Andrea chose to mention her parents, her bio poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan

Line 4

Line 4 will have any of your favorite things or people. These can be people you know, your hobbies, television shows or books you like or your pets. This is the part of the poem that really shows the details no one would immediately guess, so be creative! Start the line with “Loves” and list at least three favorite things. For example, with Andrea’s favorite things added, her poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas

Line 5

Line 5 will start with “Who feels” and give three emotions or feelings you encounter on a regular basis. This line is also a chance to be creative and show people details of your life that they wouldn’t immediately see for themselves. List at least three feelings or emotions for this line. For example, with Andrea’s feelings added, her poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas Who feels happy, magical and fearless

Line 6

Line 6 will begin with “Who needs” and highlight the things you need in your life. Think about the parts of your life you absolutely could not live without. They can be basic necessities to live such as food or water. However, it is also the chance to be creative and show the things in your life that you feel passionate about. Add at least three things that you need in your life. For example, with Andrea’s needs added, her poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas Who feels happy, magical and fearless Who needs her friends, her family, and ballet

Line 7

Line 7 will begin with “Who gives” and reveals more about your personality and the things you like to do on a regular basis. Think about the ways that you give in your life. Do you perform community service regularly? Do you like telling jokes and making people laugh? Both of these factors could be tied in to this particular line. Name at least three things that you give. For example, if Andrea did perform community service and liked telling jokes, her poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas Who feels happy, magical and fearless Who needs her friends, her family, and ballet Who gives time to the church, smiles to her mother and laughter to her friends

Line 8

Line 8 begins with “Who fears” and discusses the things you are afraid of. It is an aspect of your life that no one would immediately guess, and this line gives you the chance to share something intimate about yourself. You can either name general fears or go into as much detail as you’d like. List at least three fears. For example, if Andrea added her fears, her poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas Who feels happy, magical and fearless Who needs her friends, her family, and ballet Who fears the dark, snakes and spiders

Line 9

Line 9 begins with “Who would like to” and lists your expectations for the future. Think about the events that you would like to see in the weeks, months or even years to come. You can choose one or several for your poem. For example, with Andrea’s expectations for the future added, her poem would now look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas Who feels happy, magical and fearless Who needs her friends, her family, and ballet Who fears the dark, snakes and spiders Who would like to see New York City

Lines 10-11

Line 10 begins with “Resident of” and should give the city where you currently live. The poem should then be ended with line 11, which will be your last name. For example, Andrea’s finished poem would look like this: Andrea Graceful, determined, unique, and strong Daughter of Chris and Megan Loves dancing, her dog Rascal and Christmas Who feels happy, magical and fearless Who needs her friends, her family, and ballet Who fears the dark, snakes and spiders Who would like to see New York City Resident of Cleveland Jones

About the Author

Residing in Raleigh, North Carolina, Fahlen Brown started her freelance writing career in 2011. She currently writes eHow articles and has held jobs in the administrative and customer service fields. Fahlen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Meredith College.

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