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Figurative Language in Context

Figurative Language in Context

How does an author use figurative language to develop meaning in a text? This two-page worksheet for middle schoolers can help you find out! Featuring eight excerpts from literary texts, all of which feature different types of figurative language, this worksheet gives students a chance to study real examples of verbal irony, puns, personification, and mythological, biblical, and literary allusions in context. Learners will identify the type of figurative language employed by the writer and explain how it is used to develop meaning in the excerpt.

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