94 search results for "hyperbole"

Meiosis

…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

Rudyard Kipling

…editor and then as a writer, his imaginative ideas brought variety to the world of literature. Marked by allusive imagery, symbolic structures, hyperbole, metaphors, sound devices and irony, his works…

A Penny for Your Thoughts

…quiet for ages, a penny for your thoughts?” This phrase has been used as a hyperbole though nobody stays silent for ages, while it shows that she has done this…

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…

Understatement

…look too bad.” Therefore, an understatement is opposite to another figure of speech, hyperbole, which is an overstatement. Common Understatement Examples Let us try to understand understatement better with the…

Parenthesis

…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. 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:…