75 search results for "hyperbole"

The Second Coming

…controlling force that directs humanity. Similarly, “the blood-dimmed tide” stands for waves of violence, while “the rough beast” stands for “the Second Coming.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to…

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…

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…

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…

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 Wild Swans at Coole

…Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, exaggeration on the…

The Cloud

…next line. For example; “I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake…