Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.