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1 Figurative Language 10 20 30 40 50 Walter Dean Myers Sharon Draper
Edgar Allan Poe Picture Books Odds and Ends 10 20 30 40 50

2 The bathroom was as dirty as the bottom of my shoe.
Dope Sick Category

3 Basketball is my life. Slam! Category

4 You could smell the stink of gunpowder
and hear the distant burping of machine guns. Fallen Angels

5 When I got down to Carl’s Curio shop he was talking to a girl who smelled like the toilet in a men’s room. Slam

6 He looked like one of the characters from an Archie Andrews comic, but was so scared it wasn’t funny. Fallen Angels

7 Julio’s voice melted her socks.
Romiette and Julio

8 The rest of the school day tiptoed by while everyone waited nervously for the return of the Tollivers. double dutch

9 The grass grew long and thick, like a bright green carpet.
November Blues

10 She’s like a deep lake and you’re a bowl of goldfish water!
The Battle of Jericho

11 And never touch the hot thing that Mama used
to light her cigarettes, even if the mysterious orange and blue fire that comes out of it liked to tease you and dance for only a moment before running away. Forged by Fire

12 I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.
The Fall of the House of Usher

13 For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda, … A Valentine

14 Hear the sledges with the bells-
Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle In the icy air of night! The Bells

15 Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

16 Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered , weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. The Raven

17 It is said in Alabama that the moon works the
Night shift that the sun can get some rest. Tambourine Moon

18 That yellow-bellied, snake-blooded, skunk-eyed, rancid son of a parallelogram.
Little Red Cowboy Hat

19 Yoshi dances to lure customers and shakes his coin box like a tambourine—chin chin jara jara.
Yoshi’s Feast

20 In his youth, the father’s family cooked over a fire that lived in a scooped out place in the middle of the floor. Faraway Home

21 The little girl told the boy, ”Heaven is a house with porch lights.
Switch on the Night

22 Snap! Crackle! Pop!

23 Whisp, meow, swish Love That Dog

24 The bubbly, mushy nectar felt like heaven
as it flowed over his dry mouth and down his parched throat. Holes

25 Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me.
Emily Dickinson

26 Small as a peanut, Big as a giant. We’re all the same size When we turn out the lights. Shel Silverstein

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