Figurative Language

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, & Alliteration

Simile! A figure of speech involving 'Like' or 'As'

The Hunger Games

On page 77 "The four adults are watching me like hawks"

Metaphor! A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which is isn't really applicable.

A metaphor in the Hunger Games is at the beginning of the book, when Katniss says "The woods became our saviour". This means that the woods provide food for Katniss and Gale's family. It saved them from dying of starvation.


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

The most Dangerous Game.

"He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face."


Hyperbole! Is an exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

The Most Dangerous Game.

"He lived a year in a minute."

Alliteration! Is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

The Hunger Games

"seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress." Found in chapter one.


Using a Simile

" I came in like a wrecking ball"


This part to me signals her obsession with this person. She feels they could have had something real. If the other person ever realizes that, she wants them to know that she didn’t walk away or quit. We are left with a hint of when this person figures it out, she may welcome them back.