Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary and figurative language in literature.
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Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary and mythological allusions) in context.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.