Massachusetts Common Core Standards
MA.CC.L.7. Language Standards 6-12
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.7.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
L.7.5.a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
L.7.5.b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
MA.CC.RL.7. Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
Craft and Structure
RL.7.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
MA.RL.7.8.A. Interpret a literary work by analyzing how the author uses literary elements (e.g., mood, tone, point of view, personification, symbols).