Figurative Language

By: Laura Enriquez

Definitions

  • Simile: A figure of speech that uses 'like' or 'as' to compare two seemingly unlike things. For example this appears in 'The Hunger Games'; "Right now, It's silent as a stone."
  • Metaphor: A figure of speech that compares or equates two seemingly unlike things. In contrast to a simile, a metaphor implies the comparison instead of stating it directly. For example this appears in 'The Hunger Games'; "The woods became our savior."
  • Personification: A figure of speech in which something non-human is given characteristics or power. For example this appears in 'The Hunger Games'; "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."

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  • Hyperbole: A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express emotion , make a point or evoke humor.An example of Metaphor in 'The Hunger Games' ; Katniss is the mockingjay- literally she isn't a bird, but she is the thing that survived despite the Capitols intentions, like a mockinjay.
  • Alliteration: ''seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress..''