Figurative Language

Brandon Sumayah

Figurative Language Definatiom


Simile: A figure of speech that uses like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things.

Simile Example

The Hunger Games Pg 61."My legs, arm, torso, under arms, and parts of my eyebrows has been stripped of the stuff leaving me like a pluck bird ready for roasting."


Metaphor: A figure of speech that compares or equates, two seemingly unlike things.

Methaphor Example

Metaphor:"II am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun." From "The Hunger Games", Chapter 9, Pg. 121.


Personification: A figure of speech in which an animal ,object, a force of nature, or an idea is giving human form of characteristics.

Personification Example

"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.


Hyperbole: Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Hyperbole Example

Hunger Games pg 71 "Katniss ,Katniss I can hear my name being called from all sides. Everyone wants my kisses."


The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle ).

Onomatopoeia Example

The Hunger Games pg 51 "R-i-i-i-p! I grit my teeth as Venia, a woman with aqua hair and gold tattoos above her eyebrows, yanks a strip of fabric from my leg, tearing out the hair beneath it."