Figurative Language

5 types!!

Simile

Def. - 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.


Example-It seems like a lifetime ago. pg 54 Hunger Games

Metaphor

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

Example- Katniss the girl who's on fire. pg. 67 Hunger games

Personification

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

Example-....Still nights when we go to bed with our stomachs growling. pg. 9 Hunger games

Hyperbole

Def. - exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.


Example-But the money ran out we were slowly starving to death. pg. 27 Hunger games

Alliteration

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

Example-Right now it's silents as a stone. pg. 5 Hunger games