Figurative Language

Different types of figurative


  • Simile- A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (Like or as).

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

  • Hyperbole -Exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be taken literally.

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


"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."


"Well, you have to help it this time. You can't clock out and leave Prim on her own."


"Feed it to the pig, you stupid creature!"


"Clove threw the knife in the back of the District 9 boy quicker than lightning."


"Seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress..."