Authors use figurative language to develop layers of meaning in a text. This two-page worksheet for sixth graders features seven excerpts from literary texts, all of which feature different types of figurative language. Learners will identify the type of figurative language employed by the writer and explain how it is used to develop meaning in the excerpt. This grammar worksheet gives students a chance to study real examples of figurative language in context, including similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification. For additional practice, check out the Figurative Language in Context #2 worksheet next!