Common Core Alignment:.

L.3.3a:

Language

Knowledge of Language

Choose words and phrases for effect.*

RL.3.4:

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

RL.5.4:

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.