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Hyperbole

Definition of Hyperbole Hyperbole is a figure of speech and literary device that creates heightened effect through deliberate exaggeration. Hyperbole is often a boldly overstated or exaggerated claim or statement…

Figure of Speech

…they mean. Here are some common examples of conversational figures of speech: Hyperbole Hyperbole is a figure of speech that utilizes extreme exaggeration to emphasize a certain quality or feature….

Adynaton

…in the use of adynaton are exaggerated in order to emphasize something. Adynaton and Hyperbole Adynaton is a kind of hyperbole, though it is an extreme form. When hyperbole goes…

Trope

…the meanings and understanding of trope, it has been classified into several types. Some of its types include, irony, hyperbole, metaphor, allegory, litotes, pun, personification, simile, metonymy, and synecdoche. Here…

Litotes

…in the double negative, a hallmark of litotes. Difference between Hyperbole and Litotes Hyperbole and litotes are two contradictory terms. However, there could be one thing in common that is…

Understatement

…speaker speaks but what he intends. In non-ironic understatement, the literal meanings are a fact that is being presented without any pretensions. Differences between Understatement and Hyperbole Although both hyperbole

Phenomenal Woman

…fire in my eyes,” and here she compares her confidence and passion with fire. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is used to exaggerate a particular condition or situation. Maya has used hyperbole in…

Little Bo-Peep

…in “Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep” and /sh/ sound in “And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which the writer…

Hey, Diddle, Diddle

…and “And the dish ran away with the spoon.” It seems as if the dog and the dish are humans that can perform a certain action. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a…

To His Coy Mistress

…line, “My vegetable love should grow” where he compares his love with slow growth of vegetables. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of…

A Noiseless Patient Spider

…filament, out of itself”. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, “Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space.” This verse…

A Red, Red Rose

…wi’ the sun” and “While the sands o’ life shall run”. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. The poet has used…

My Last Duchess

…one simile used in this poem. For example, “That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate…

Exaggeration

…beloved the river Nile, and the tower of Pisa. He also says that her smile like that of the Mona Lisa. Hyperbole Hyperbole is an extreme, extravagant, and impossible exaggeration,…

Lady Lazarus

…break; instead, it moves over the next line. For example, “The second time I meant To last it out and not come back at all.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device…

The Wreck of the Hesperus

…the whistling sleet and snow”, “And he saw her hair, like the brown sea-weed” and “Like a vessel of glass, she stove and sank.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used…

The Second Coming

…blood-dimmed tide” stands for waves of violence, while “the rough beast” stands for “the Second Coming.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of…