Figurative Language

Simile

Definition: comparing two things using like or as

Ex. from The Hunger Games, ''....rare roast beef sliced as thin as paper.''


Metaphor

Definition: comparing two things not using like or as


Ex. from The Hunger Games, ''...none of them can hold a candle to us.''

Personification

Definition: it gives human qualities to nonhuman things


Ex. from The Hunger Games,''......we go to bed with our stomachs growling''

Hyperbole

Definition: an exaggeration


Ex. from The Hunger Games,'' She is the friendliest girl on the planet''

alliteration

Definition: the beginning letters of words are the same in a sentence


Ex. from The Hunger Games,"'...hand holding?' asks Haymitch"

Even if it Breaks Your Heart by The Eli Young Band

"some dreams stay with you forever, drag you around and bring you back to where you were........"


The lyrics are a personification, giving human qualities, drag you around and bring you back to where you were, to nonhuman things, the dreams.