Description: Interpreting Figurative Language Explain how figurative language contributes to tone and meaning in text(s).
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4B


4B: Interpreting Analogies

4B: Interpreting Analogies

Description: Interpreting Analogies

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Selection: F-11


Grade level: 6
Word count: 1680 words
Author: Adapted from a story by Lewis Carroll
Synopsis: Alice lets her curiosity get the better of her, as she tumbles into a world of fantasy.
Excerpt: Alice, jumping up onto her feet in a moment, was not a bit hurt nor did she seem to be nervous. Gazing up, she saw darkness overhead. Before her was another long passage, and the White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it. There was not a moment to be lost, so away went Alice like the wind.

Question: Choose the sentence in which the author makes a comparison, using the figure of speech called a simile.

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Writing prompt: Describe how an author can use figurative language to create suspense and give an example from a selection.


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