Writing and Literary Elements
Estimated Time: 30-60+ minutes
- Look up the term: epitaph.
- Write the definition of the literary element in your notebook.
Today's project is to write an epitaph for Old Dan and Little Ann.
Epitaphs can be serious, like what you would see on a tombstone. Or, an epitaph poem can be funny and lighthearted. You can learn how to write a funny epitaph poem in the article below.
An epitaph is a poem that mourns someone's death, usually intended to appear on that person's tombstone. Although epitaphs are usually serious, it's also possible for a rhyming epitaph to tell a funny story in a very short way. Often a funny epitaph is only four lines long.
Use the printable below to help you write your epitaph poem.
Share your epitaphs with us in the comments below.