This is wonderful extension activity to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart,” to a study of figurative language in poetry, or it stands alone on its merit, and can be a wonderful use of time and mind and fingers kept busy for sub plans. This activity reviews figurative language, gives students specific examples to highlight, underline, etc. while reading or while following along to a reading by Vincent Price (link included as well as hard copy of short story), and then a hand out which requires students to demonstrate their understanding of figurative language--hyperbole, metaphor, etc.--by finding, cutting, pasting, and labeling from old magazines. This lesson will keep students busy for at least two hours minimum! I’ve included a hand out on Poe to use for your activator, three possible mini-lesson ideas, two activities with a possible viewing of a wonderful movie version your students will LOVE, three possible wrap-ups, and ELA Common Core Standard so you can turn this in as a lesson plan to your principal. This is a hands-on activity which students really enjoy, but more importantly, are engaged with and pushes them out of “remembering” definitions only and to creating—the highest level on Bloom’s updated taxonomy.