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Identify all instances of figurative language in the following passage from Chapter 10.

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I pace the floor, heart beating too fast, breathing too short. My room feels like a prison cell. If I dont get air soon, Im going to start to throw things again... The roof is not lit at night, but as soon as my bare feet reach its tiled surface I see his silhouette, black against the lights that shine endlessly in the Capitol. Theres quite a commotion going on in the streets, music and singing and car horns, none of which I could hear through the thick glass window panels in my room. I could slip away now, without him noticing me; he wouldnt hear me over the din. But the night airs so sweet, I cant bear returning to that stuffy cage of a room. And what difference does it make? Whether we speak or not? My feet move soundlessly across the tiles. Im only a yard behind him when I say, You should be getting some sleep. He starts but doesnt turn. I can see him give his head a slight shake I really am sorry about your hands. It doesnt matter, Katniss, he says. Ive never been a contender in these Games anyway... My best hope is to not disgrace myself and He hesitates. And what? I say. I dont know how to say it exactly. Only...I want to die as myself. Does that make any sense? he asks. I shake my head. How could he die as anyone but himself? I dont want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that Im not When the time comes, Im sure Ill kill just like everybody else. I cant go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way show the Capitol they dont own me. That Im more than just a piece in their Games, says Peeta.
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