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Examples of Hyperboles


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-11 10:35:49
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.

Examples of Hyperboles

* Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, (The Concord Hymn)
* If thou dost slander her and torture me,
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
On horror’s head accumulate;
Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed;
For nothing canst thou to damnation add
Greater than that. ~ Shakespeare (Othello)
* "I have seen this river so wide it had only one bank." - Mark Twain
* My eyes widened at the sight of the mile-high ice cream cones we were having for dessert.
* Ladies and gentlemen, I"ve been to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them put together. ~ Kent Brockman (The Simpsons)
* These books in your bag weigh a ton.
* I am so tired I could sleep for a year.
* I"m so hungry, I could eat a horse right now.
* He is older than the hills.
* I will die if she asks me to dance.
* She is as big as an elephant!
* I"m really busy, I am doing like ten million things at the same time.

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