Based on ELA Common Core Standards, this printable meets those related to understanding figurative language. Provide students with a literary text (poem, story, etc.) and the printable. Students will read the text in search of examples of figurative language. As examples are found, they will note them on the printable as well as a text excerpt, and an analysis of what the figurative language means. This document can also be used as a formative assessment. After analyzing student responses, it will be evident whether or not the students have mastered the standard.