Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.
The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
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simile – figures of speech that use the words like or as to make comparisons;
hyperbole – intentionally exaggerated figures of speech; and
metaphor – a figure of speech that makes a comparison equating two or more unlike things without using "like" or "as."
imagery – the use of words to create sensory impressions — most often visual impressions but may be sound, smell, taste, or touch impressions;
figurative language – text enriched by word images and figures of speech.