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Hyperbole

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-07 00:40:39
Hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses an exaggerated or extravagant statement to create a strong emotional response. As a figure of speech it is not intended to be taken literally. Hyperbole is frequently used for humour.

Examples of hyperbole are:

* They ran like greased lightning.
* He"s got tons of money.
* Her brain is the size of a pea.
* He is older than the hills.
* I will die if she asks me to dance.
* She is as big as an elephant!
* I"m so hungry I could eat a horse.
* I have told you a million times not to lie!
* I nearly died laughing
* I was hopping mad
* I tried a thousand times


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