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Hunger Games Figurative Language

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By: Jenna, Jordan, Dawson, and Jared Hunger Games Figurative Language Whenever you describe something else by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. What is Figurative Language? A simile uses the words "like" or "as" to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.

Examples:
I feel like an old piece of leather, drying and cracking in the heat. (pg. 169)
Heaviness infuses my whole body, as if there's liquid lead in my veins. (pg. 240)
A bed of grass, as soft as a pillow (pg. 234) Simile A metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. A simile would say you are like something; a metaphor is more positive- it says that you are something.

Examples:
"I turn to stone." (pg. 168)
"... But only because they're the Capitol's lapdogs" (pg. 161)
"That I'm more than just a piece in their games" (pg. 236) Metaphor A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.

Examples:
I allow my eyes to flicker up to the screen long enough to see that the blush on my cheeks is unmistakable. (pg. 135)
The energy field enclosing the roof prevents any desperate form of escape. (pg. 140)
As soon as the tracker is in place, the ladder releases me. (pg. 144) Personification The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series of words.

Examples:
There are so many deaths to be shown the first day that a tribute trekking through the woods isn't much to look at. (pg. 152)
We're wasting time! (pg. 160)
She might have. Seemed pretty simpleminded to me. (pg. 162) Alliteration The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.

Examples:
"Snap!" (pg. 158)
It's spring fed, bubbling up out of a crevice. (pg. 178) Onomatopoeia An exaggeration so dramatic that no one would believe that the statement was true.

Examples:
My calf is screaming (pg. 176)
The smoke is still thick enough to kill me. (pg. 177) Hyperbole Mental images, as produced by memory or imagination.

Examples:
Larger than regular wasps, they have a distinctive solid gold body and a sting that raises a lump the size of a plum. (pg. 185)
I look back to Rue for help, but she's melted into her tree. (pg. 186)
The seal of the capitol shines above me and the anthem blares out. (pg. 187) Imagery The End. THE END!!!
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