Figurative Language

Kristy Grijalva


  • Phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar
  • Example: "Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago. Like a long dream that deteriorated into a nightmare." (Hunger Games)


  • A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance.
  • Example: "Katniss the girl on fire" (Hunger Games)


  • The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
  • Example: "With both of us hunting daily, there are still nights when games has to be swapped for lard or shoelaces or wool, still nights when we go to bed with our stomaches growling.(Hunger games)


  • Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
  • Example: "Attendance is mandatory unless you are on the death's floor."(Hunger games)


  • The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
  • Example: "I noticed him, a boy with blond hair peering out from behind his mother's back.(Hunger Games)

Song with repetition

She's says "I love you like a love song baby" over and over.