Underground to Canada Figurative Language

Underground to Canada Figurative Language
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Underground to Canada Summary & Activities

Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker

By Lauren Ayube

Underground to Canada is about twelve year old Julilly and her courageous escape to freedom. A historical fiction piece written specifically for young readers, this story takes place before the Civil War, and not only depicts the trials and tribulations that enslaved people endured, but the heroic efforts of those who helped them along their road to freedom.




Underground to Canada

Storyboard Description

Have students identify examples of figurative language in Underground to Canada and illustrate examples from the text.

Storyboard Text

  • Metaphor
  • Simile
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  • Simile
  • Bark!
  • Bark!
  • Bark!
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  • Page 14: "Julilly watched. The chain became a silver snake."
  • Page 51: "The thoughts in her head jumped around like grasshoppers."
  • Page 89: "It didn't seem real when the yelping noise of hound dogs entered the safety of the sun-drenched barn, shooting through the air like an arrow."
  • Bark!
  • Bark!
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