'Write a poem about a monster,' by Rachel Piercey

Scroll down and either download the template provided or fill in the blanks!

In this exercise, you're going to invent a monster. You can download the template below and then print it out, or you can just scroll down to see the template and write it out for yourself.

Either way, all you have to do is fill in the blanks with the details of your brand-new monster. There are hints for every line, so don't worry if you get stuck.

Download the monster poem template

Humans Beware!

Humans beware:

from my claws to my hair,

I LIVE TO SHOCK AND SCARE!


Let me tell you: I’m the _________________ monster

in _________________________

What record will your monster break? Are they the biggest / smelliest/ fastest / loudest / slyest / funniest / deadliest / cleverest/ fiercest monster, or can you think of another description?Your hometown? England? The world?

– Hints from Rachel

Humans beware:

from my claws to my hair,

I LIVE TO SHOCK AND SCARE!


Other monsters may be _______________________,

other monsters may have _______________ and _______,

but I’m the ______________________

and that makes me the scariest.

Maybe you could use some of the words above (bigger / smellier / faster) or use your own!What fearsome features do other monsters have? Sharp teeth? Long claws? Slimy scales?In the last line,use the word from the first line you filled in on the top section.

– Hints from Rachel

Humans beware:

from my claws to my hair,

I LIVE TO SHOCK AND SCARE!


I’m scarier than __________

and more frightening than __________

and even more terrifying than __________

Is there an animal or a character from a legend who you can use for comparison? For example, a wolf, an orc, Voldemort, a dragon… Think of three examples if you can.

– Hints from Rachel

Humans beware:

from my claws to my hair,

I LIVE TO SHOCK AND SCARE!


Every day I _________________

Once, I even ____________________

And I’m only going to get ____________________

What does your monster do? Munch on humans? Find children to scare? Take a bath in a swamp?What’s the worst thing your monster has done?In the last line, you can use the word from the first line you filled in, to create repetition. Or you can choose your own new word!

– Hints from Rachel

So, humans beware:

from my claws to my hair,

I LOVE TO SHOCK AND SCARE!