Figurative Language

Simile

A simile is a figure of language that compares one thing to another using like or as.

"It's like black moist velvet."-"The Most Dangerous Game"

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Metaphor

A metaphor is a figure of language that compares one subject to another.

""Katniss, the girl who was on fire.""

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Personification

Personification is a figure of speech that give an inanimate object the characteristics of a human.

"We have to stand for a few minutes in the doorway of the train while the cameras gobble up our images, then we're allowed inside and the doors lose mercifully behind us."-"The Hunger Games"


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Hyperbole

A hyperbole is a figurative language device that exaggerates the truth, but isn't meant to be taken literally.

"Attendance is important unless you are at death's door."-"The Hunger Games"

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Alliteration

An alliteration is a figurative language device that occurs when the same sound or letter appears when at the front of each word in a sentence.

"We were down in Old Woman Swamp and it was spring and the sick-sweet smell of bay flowers hung everywhere like a mournful song."-"The Scarlet Ibis"

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