This crossword puzzle contains figurative language from ACROSS FIVE APRILS. Every clue is an example of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification from the story. A key word in each clue is omitted, so students must use their knowledge of the story and their critical thinking skills to fill in the blank. The type of figurative language, along with the page number, is provided in parentheses at the end of the clue. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE: Burdow was as _____ as darkness. (SIM-84) ANSWER: silent. REALLY CHALLENGES STUDENTS' IMAGINATIONS!