What literary devises are in the quote from the hobbit


“Mirkwood is a vast temperate broadleaf and mixed forest in the Middle-Earth region of Rhovanion.”   …   Gandalf calls it “the greatest forest in the northern world.”

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It has a denotation as well as a hyperbole. The first one is that the first half has literal meanings and second is a hyperbole as there could be other forests bigger than this one.

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