ME.CC.L.8. Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.8.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
L.8.5(b) Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
ME.CC.RI.8. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details
RI.8.3. Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
ME.CC.RL.8. Reading Standards for Literature
Craft and Structure
RL.8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.