Figurative Language



A figure of speech involving the comparisonof one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid,using like or as.

Example: Prim's face is as fresh as a raindrop, as lovely as the primrose for which she was named.


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

Example: When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold with winter.


The attribution of a personal nature orhuman characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

Example:The world begins to bend in alarming ways" "I trip and fall into a small pit of orange bubbles that hum like the tracker jacker nest".


Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Example: From the hundreds of kisses I had shared with Peeta, this moved something.


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

Example: One of them is 'seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.