All Quiet on the Western Front: The Butterfly
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A tired, worn-down soldier sees a butterfly through the gaps in the sandbags that protect him. He is shot in the process of reaching for it.The butterfly represents the beauty of the world; beauty that war is not afraid to tarnish.

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    Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
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    Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

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