Figurative Language

Kelsey Minier

Simile

A phrase where to unlike things are compared using like or as.


Ex: Prims face is as fresh as a raindrop.

-Hunger Games

Metaphor

A word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar.


Ex:Katniss, The girl who was on fire

-Hunger Games

Personification

Giving human characteristics to a non-human thing.



Ex: With both of us hunting daily, there are still nights when games has to be swapped for land, shoelaces, or wool, still nights when we go to bed with our stomachs growling.

-Hunger Games

Hyperbole

An statement that is exaggerated.


But the money ran out, and we were slowly starving to death.

-Hunger Games


Alliteration

Words that begin with the same sound near one another.



Ex: I noticed him, a boy with blonde hair peering out from behind his mothers back.

-Hunger games

"Suddenly my cell phones blowing up with your ringtone."


-Hyperbole