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Rhetorical Devices

…in the poem to express his fears. For example, he has used hyperbole in the tenth line where it is stated as, “Surely the second coming is at hand,” as…

The Little Prince

…(Chapter-7) Hyperbole: The novel shows various examples of hyperboles such as, If you could fly to France in one minute, you could go straight into the sunset, right from noon….


…parenthetical information as unimportant. Doing this, parenthesis could leave them clueless to the actual purpose of a sentence. In addition, it often creates humorous effect by using hyperbole and understatements….

My Kingdom for a Horse

…boat, a boat, a boat, a full hundred marks for a boat!” Literary Devices Hyperbole: This phrase is hyperbolic, because no horse can cause the loss of a kingdom. Dramatic…

Figurative Language

…which include: Simile Metaphor Personification Onomatopoeia Oxymoron Hyperbole Allusion Idiom Imagery Symbolism Alliteration Assonance Consonance Metonymy Synecdoche Irony Sarcasm Litotes Pun Anaphora Tautology Understatement Short Examples of Figurative Language Similes…

Helping Verb

…uses hyperbole to express his deep love for his beloved. He says his final farewell through the use of the modal helping verbs “shall” and “will,” in order to promise…


…humor. Humor is, in fact, the end product and not the device itself. These devices are: Hyperbole/Exaggeration Incongruity Slapstick Surprise Sarcasm Irony Pun Examples of Humor in Literature Example #1:…

Mother of Pearl

…sight, coupled with hyperbole, has made this mother of pearl an enticing object exactly similar to a beautiful woman. In the final lines, he alleges that the value of this…


…William Shakespeare) it is a form of meiosis. Features of Meiosis It is intentional understatement. It is used to belittle a person or an event. It is opposite to hyperbole


…you asked me to sing in front of my parents. – A hyperbole to persuade others not to use force to make you do something you don’t want to do….