Bridge stories link the words on the page to signs. There are literal links in which the word is linked to a sign representing its literal or most commonly known meaning,
for example cat .
Figurative links in which the word is linked to a sign representing its figurative or colloquial meaning,
for example rib (to tease)
Phrase links in which several English words are treated as a phrase and linked to one or more signs,
for example 'of high standing' (meaning important)