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Figurative Language in The Hunger Games

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

In ''The Hunger Games'' by Suzanne Collins, figurative language is used to help the reader feel like part of the story. In this lesson, we will learn more about the types of figurative language that are used in this novel.

Intense Emotional Responses

The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel about a girl named Katniss that volunteers to take her sister's place representing her community in a fight to the death with children from other communities. The author, Suzanne Collins, uses figurative language to describe the intense feelings and unique settings that inspire emotional responses from the readers. Figurative language provides vibrant mental images through the use of expressions and words that surpass the literal translation of words. Let's learn more about different types of figurative language from this story.

Literary Terms

In this section, you will learn about various types of figurative language and see examples of how it was used in this novel.

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