Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Craft and Structure
Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Identify literary elements such as rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and alliteration in poems, stories, and songs presented in a variety of formats.
Explain how repetition supplies rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.