Figurative Language Exercises

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The Hunger Games Survival Guide Name: _________________________________ Continued... ______ 7. (p. 18) “He tells the history of Panem, the country that rose up out of the ashes of a place that was once called North America.” ______ 8. (p. 18) “He lists the disasters, the droughts, the storms, the fires, the encroaching seas that swallowed up so much of the land....” ______ 9. (p. 19) “...right now District 12 is the laughingstock of Panem, and he knows it.” ______ 10. (p. 21) “That’s how I feel now...totally stunned as the name bounces around the inside of my skull.” ______ 11. (p. 27) “The community home would crush her like a bug.” ______ 12. (p. 27) “But the money ran out and we were slowly starving to death.” ➵Digging Deeper: Finding Meaning in Similes & Metaphors Identify the simile or metaphor in each of these examples by underlining it. Then write its meaning. Remember that figurative language is not meant to be taken literally. Example: (p. 37) “We always wait to trade with him when his witch of a wife isn’t around because he’s so much nicer.” The baker’s wife is not actually a witch, but she is not very nice. 13. (p. 44) “‘At least you two have decent manners,’ says Effie as we’re finishing the main course. ‘The pair last year ate everything with their hands like a couple of savages.’” ___________________________________________________________________________ 14. (p. 46) “You know your mentor is your lifeline to the world in these Games.” ___________________________________________________________________________ 15. (p. 51) “The woods became our savior, and each day I went a bit farther into its arms.” ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 16. (p. 52) “...I was washing up in a pond when I noticed the plants growing around me. Tall with leaves like arrowheads.” ___________________________________________________________________________ ! 18 Standard(s) practiced: CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.R.4 ©2010 Tracee Orman

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