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Poem Analysis: My Bed is a Boat (Grade 4)

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Poem Analysis: My Bed is a Boat

My Bed is a Boat
by Robert Louis Stevenson

My bed is like a little boat;
Nurse helps me in when I embark;
She girds me in my sailor's coat
And starts me in the dark.

At night I go on board and say
Good-night to all my friends on shore;
I shut my eyes and sail away
And see and hear no more.

And sometimes things to bed I take,
As prudent sailors have to do;
Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake,
Perhaps a toy or two.

All night across the dark we steer;
But when the day returns at last,
Safe in my room beside the pier,
I find my vessel fast.
1. 
The title of the poem "My Bed is a Boat" is an example of a
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. hyperbole
  4. onomatopoeia
2. 
The first line of the poem "My Bed is a Boat" says "My bed is like a little boat." This is an example of a
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. hyperbole
  4. personification
3. 
In the poem "My Bed is a Boat," the speaker compares the place where his friends are to
  1. the ocean
  2. an island
  3. the shore
  4. a buoy
4. 
Which choice best describes a theme in the poem "My Bed is a Boat"?
  1. Sailors work day and night.
  2. You can always come back home.
  3. Going to bed can be an adventure.
  4. A boy sleeps better when he is on a boat.
5. 
In the poem "My Bed is a Boat," the speaker says prudent sailors often take things with them. The word PRUDENT most likely means
  1. careless
  2. thoughtful
  3. wealthy
  4. important
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