VA.ESOL. Virginia 2010 English Standards of Learning
8.4. The student will apply knowledge of word origins, analogies, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
8.4.a) Identify and analyze an author's use of figurative language.
8.5. The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
8.5.a) Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.
8.5.e) Compare and contrast the author's use of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice in different texts.