“Paul Revere’s Ride” has many examples of figurative language, including personification, simile, and metaphor. In this activity, students can display their understanding of figurative language by identifying the examples and creating a literal or figurative portrayal of the language.
|Personification||Giving human-like characteristics to non-human objects or abstract ideas||The watchful night-wind, as it went;
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
|Simile||A comparison using 'like' or 'as'||A phantom ship, with each mast and spar;
Across the moon like a prison bar
|Metaphor||An implied comparison between two things||And the spark struck out, by that steed, in his flight;
Kindled the land into flame with its heat
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Figurative LanguageCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard that shows three examples of figurative language in “Paul Revere’s Ride”.
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Examples of Figurative Language
There are three examples of figurative language in the description boxes.
There are two correct examples of figurative language in the description boxes.
Only one of the examples of figurative language is correct.
Types of Figurative Language
All three examples are correctly identified as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification (or other).
Two examples of figurative language are correctly identified as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification (or other).
Only one example of figurative language is correctly identified as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification (or other).
Illustrations show attention to the details of the story and demonstrate connection to the figurative language.
Illustrations demonstrate connection to the figurative language.
Illustrations do not make sense with the examples chosen.
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