Figurative Language in The Unsinkable Wreck of the RMS Titanic

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The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic - Figurative Language

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"The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic" has several examples of figurative language including personification, simile, and hyperbole. 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 from this informational text.


DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE
Personification Giving human-like characteristics to non-human objects or abstract ideas “Effortlessly we rose up the side of the famous bow, now weeping great tears of rust, past the huge anchor and up over the rail.”
Simile A comparison using 'like' or 'as' “Like a ghost from the ancient past, the bow of the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the greatest shipwreck of all time, materialized out my viewport.”
Metaphor An implied comparison between two things “I crouched on my knees, my eyes glued to the tiny viewport.”


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Create a storyboard that shows three examples of figurative language in "The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic" .


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify use of figurative language in the text.
  3. Put the type of figurative language (such as simile or metaphor) in the title box.
  4. Give an example from the text in the description box.
  5. Illustrate the example using using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.

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