Figurative language

English 1-4 Anthony Suarez

simile

figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind used to make a description more emphatic or vivd


Ex. Hunger games

Ex" Delly Cartwright is a pasty-faced, lumpy girl with yellowish hair who looks about as much like server as a beetle does a butterfly


Metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable


Ex. the most dangerous games

"I could sleep without closing my eyes;the night would my eyelids"


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personification

the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman or the representation of an abstract quality in human from.


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Ex.hunger Games

"The energy of the table"


hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally


Ex. hunger games

"she is the friendliest girl on the planet"


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alliteration

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.




Ex. hunger games

''i noticed him a boy with blonde hair peering out from behind his mothers back"
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