Stylistic Devices – Hyperbole
What is hyperbole?
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally. Hyperboles are exaggerations to create emphasis or effect.
Examples of hyperbole include:
- The bag weighed a ton.
- I was so hungry; I could eat a horse!
- She’s older than the hills.
- I could sleep for a year; I was so tired.
- He’s filthy rich. He’s got tons of money.
- I’ve told you a million times to help with the housework.
List of Figures of Speech in the English Language – Literary Devices
|Anaphora||Epiphora (or epistrophe)||Tautology|
|Anticlimax||Hypophora||Zeugma and syllepsis|
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