Figurative Language

Colbe Perez


a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” Compare mixed metaphor, simile ( def 1 ) .

On Page 67 "Katniss, the girl who was on fire."


the attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.

On Page 9 "With both of us hunting daily,there are still nights when games has to be swapped for lard or shoelaces or wool, still nights when we go to bed with our stomachs growling."


obvious and intentional exaggeration.

On Page 16 "Attendance is mandatory unless you are on death's door."


the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration) as in each to all. Compare consonance ( def 4a ) .

On Page 30 "Right now, it's silent as a stone."


a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” Compare metaphor.
It uses LIKE or AS

On page 54 "Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago. Like a long dream that deteriorated into a nightmare."

from the youtube video ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

"It says that I got the moves like Jagger"saying he can dance just like him.