Figurative Language

using Veronica Ross's Allegiant

Oxymoron

" The phrase 'a little genetic testing' strikes me as an oxymoron' (161)".


In this passage, the character Tobias thinks that something as big as genetic testing cannot be referred to as little. An oxymoron is two unlike things describing each other.

Simile

"I follow her eyes across the room to where Caleb sits, chewing a bite of cereal-morosely, like a pouting child (160)"


This quote compares Caleb's behavior to the behavior of a pouting child. Similes are comparisons using "like" or "as"

Figurative Language Disney Style!!

This is a really good example of figurative language. It has it in about every other sentence!