81 search results for "hyperbole"

Lady Lazarus

…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 used to…

The Second Coming

…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 exaggerate…

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…

A Noiseless Patient Spider

…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 is hyperbole