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Transcript of Hyperbole
How and Why
it is Used:
Burton, Gideon O.. "Hyperbole." SILVA RHETORICAE. Brigham Young University, 26 Feb 2007. Web. 6 Oct 2012.
"Examples of Hyperboles." YourDictionary. LoveToKnow Corp, 2012, n.d. Web. 6 Oct 2012.
Wheeler, K. "Literary Terms and Definitions." . Dr. L. Kip. Wheeler, 10 Sep 2012. Web. 7 Oct 2012.
To Make a Point!
To Appeal to Pathos
Example in Music
a figure of speech that contains an obvious or extreme
; not to be taken literally!
often achieved through similes, metaphors, and other comparative methods
, "over" and
, to throw
Simile & Metaphor:
She is as skinny as a toothpick.
A type of hyperbole that arranged the words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force.
Morton found the food indifferent; Winston considered it abhorrent; Simon killed the cook.
Deliberate understatement, especially when expressing a thought by denying its opposite.
The food isn't that bad.
"APUSH is killing me. I have a ton of other homework to do today on top of studying for 73649374 tests tomorrow. D:"
"I am so hungry right now, I'll eat anything."
"I might die if I catch a glimpse of One Direction!! They are so hot I might melt!"
“Well now, one winter it was so cold that all the geese flew backward and all the fish moved south and even the snow turned blue. Late at night, it got so frigid that all spoken words froze solid afore they could be heard. People had to wait until sunup to find out what folks were talking about the night before.”
- from Paul Bunyan’s opening remarks in the American folktale Babe, the Blue Ox
If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
'Cause you know I'd walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
to greatly emphasize something - good or bad; deliberately accentuating a certain quality of characteristic
"He is so smart...
the inflation of the context can arouse various emotions and attitudes towards the subject and can warp our perception
She is so dumb, she tripped over a wireless phone.
YOU SNORE LOUDER THAN A FREIGHT TRAIN!
a deliberate exaggeration used to make a point
element of amplification in rhetoric
also used for comedic effects
**not a hyperbole if it's actually true!