Figurative Language

Kaitlyn Summers

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A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as

Ex. The Hunger Games (pg. 61)

"Leaving me like a plucked bird."



1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison.

2. One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol

Ex. The Hunger games (Chapter 5, Pg. 67.)

""Katniss, the girl who was on fire.""



The attribution of personality to an inanimate object or abstraction.

Ex. The Hunger Games (Chapter 2, Pg. 27.)

"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 close mercifully behind us."



A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect.

Ex. The Hunger Games (Chapter 2, Pg. 27.)

"But the money ran out and we were slowly starving to death."



The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables.

Ex. The Hunger Games (Chapter 1, Pg. 5.)

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

More Beautiful You

Example from song:


"But I can promise you

There's a man whose love is true

he'll treat you like the jewel you are."

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