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Hyperbole and Understatement

Presentation with Scott Rich for Mr. Hardy's Sophomore English.

Josh McDonald

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of Hyperbole and Understatement

Hyperbole and understatement By Scott Rich and Josh McDonald Hyperbole is figurative language which greatly exaggerates facts, whether in realistic or for humorous effect. Hyperbole Examples of Hyperbole Understatement is basically the opposite of hyperbole. Understatement purposefully represents a thing as much less important than it truly is, causing some what of an ironic effect. Understatement I told you a million times.
I had a ton of homework.
If I don't do my homework, I will die.
Examples of Understatement •"It's just a scratch" - when there is a huge dent.
•"We have had a little rain" - when the entire area is flooded.
•"I wouldn't say it tasted great" - on terrible food.
•"I know a little about running a company" - comment by a successful businessman.
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