This book uses examples from classic and modern literature to define and illustrate the meanings of literary terms and devices. Students are then given opportunities to identify, explain and use the technique or element. Included are Connotation, Dialogue, Dialect, Imagery, Idiom, Simile, Understatement, Personification, Allusion, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Symbol, Oxymoron, Pun, Onomatopoeia & Alliteration. The resource helps teachers implement these and other CCSS: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. Explain the meaning of simple similes, metaphors, idioms, adages, and proverbs. Interpret figurative language in context.