110 search results for "hyperbole"

This Little Piggy

…little piggy went to market”. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which the writer purposefully exaggerates something to an extreme. For example, “This little piggy had none” the…

The Bridge Builder

…symbolizes difficulty. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, “Your journey will end with the ending day” as if the…

I Carry Your Heart with Me

…sing is you”, “here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud” and “and the sky of the sky of a tree called life.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole

In the Bleak Midwinter

…Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line such as the sound of /o/ in “Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain”. Hyperbole: Hyperbole

Sonnet 130

…breath that from my mistress reeks.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, Shakespeare exaggerates the mistress’ beauty by insulting…

To My Mother

…rather, it rolls over to the next line. For example, “By that infinity with which my wife Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.” Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device…

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…

John Henry

Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, “It’s nothing but my hammer catching wind.” Here hammer is both exaggerated and…

The Solitary Reaper

…the sound of /p/ in “Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow” and the sound of /n/ in “No Nightingale did ever chaunt”. Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate any…