Figurative Language

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole & Alliteration.

Simile

Comparing two things while using like or as.
Example from text: "leaving me like a plucked bird" from The Hunger Games.


Metaphor

Comparing two things not using like or as.
Example from text: "the girl who was on fire" from The Hunger Games.


Personification

Giving human characteristics to something that is nonhuman.
Example from text: "The world begins to bend in alarming ways" from The Hunger Games.


Hyperbole

An exaggeration.
Example from text: "Clove threw the knife in the back of the District 9 boy quicker than lightning." in The Hunger Games.


Alliteration

When two or more words have the same initial repetition of consonant sounds.
Example from text: "seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.." from The Hunger Games.