Figurative Language

Linda Martens

Simile

Example From The Scarlet Ibis: "Crawling backward made him look like a doodlebug."


Definition: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid

Personification

Example From the Hunger games: "We go to bed with our stomachs growling."


Definition: The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

Metaphor

Example from the Hunger Games: "The woods became our savior."


Definition: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable:

Hyperbole

Example from Hunger Games: "Attendance is mandatory unless you are on deaths door."


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

Alliteration

Example from the Hunger Games: "I noticed him, a boy with blonde hair peering out from behind his mothers back."


Definition: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.