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    Metaphor examples from poem
    By Shannon

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    Thanks for responding to my post. I'm trying to decide if this activity is too advanced for 2nd grade and if it's more appropriate for 3rd grade...

    The poem I'm using is "Nocturne" by Jane Yolen. A beautiful poem with wonderful illustrations. As you can probably tell from the title, the poem itself is about night.

    An example line from the poem:

    In the night,
    in the velvet night,
    in the brushstroked bluecoat velvet night,
    a big moon balloon floats
    over silent trees...

    The actual vocabulary in the poem isn't difficult. The book is recommended for ages 4-8 years, but I wasn't sure if it was too soon to require students to think abstractly about figurative language... Any help would be appreciated!!

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