Monsters on Maple St. Figurative Language

Updated: 6/29/2018
Monsters on Maple St. Figurative Language
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The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street was originally an episode of the 1960s television show The Twilight Zone. Later, the episode was made into a graphic novel. The story deals with human nature and paranoia and is a great tool for teaching themes, lessons, and morals in the classroom.


The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Storyboard Description

Monsters on Maple St. Figurative Language

Storyboard Text

  • PERSONIFCATION
  • ...for the last time, I stay up at night because I have insomnia!
  • METAPHOR
  • Aliens, oh no!
  • That new family is kind of weird...
  • SIMILE
  • Look, the lights are back on!
  • "The dull, dumb, blind prejudice of the man"
  • “Maple Street was a bedlam. It was an outdoor asylum for the insane.”
  • "They blinked foolishly at the lights and their mouths gaped like fishes"
  • SIMILE
  • I know who it is! It's TOMMY! He knows too much!
  • "Monsters on Maple St." Literary Elements
  • METAPHOR
  • Let's find the person and get em'!
  • ONOMATOPOEIA
  • "Like a hippopotamus in a circus"
  • "A fever had taken hold now, a hot burning virus..."
  • "Everyone on the street looked up at the sound of the whoosh."
  • What's that?!