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Figurative Language

Sometimes called Literary Technique.  Understand, interpret, and use figurative language (e.g., metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, oxymoron, idiom, symbolism, imagery, irony, paradox, etc.) with appropriate (or specific) mode/audience, in multiple texts to evaluate the effect on meaning, setting, tone, theme, and mood.  Critique the author's (or authors') use (or uses) of figurative language in multiple texts to evaluate the author's (or authors') style (or styles).  Analyze the use of figurative language and imagery in dramatic texts. 

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