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Hyperbole and Litotes

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Jasleen Mangat

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of Hyperbole and Litotes

What is Hyperbole? A hyperbole is an obvious exaggeration
that you really shouldn't take literally...
If I say "This is gonna take about 1,000,000 years!" Please don't take it seriously... Examples of Hyperbole "I was dying for a pepsi". This is an example of hyperbole from the book " The Outsiders" on page 78 •"I was helpless. I did not know what in the world to do. I was quaking from head to foot, and could have hung my hat on my eyes, they stuck out so far.". This is an example of Hyperbole from the book "Old Times On The Mississippi" by Mark Twain. A mountain of baby carrots,
a turkey the size of a cow.
a river full of gravy
a dog that says meow
Every pie known to man
and gallons full of ice cream.
By the time my dinner is over
I surely won’t be lean.

This is a poem that contains hyperbole How Hyperbole helps authors Hyperbole helps authors by giving them a way to emphasize or draw attention to a point. If a reader doesn't understand the use of hyperbole, it is probably not being used correctly What Is Litotes Litotes is a figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposite. Like "He's not the smartest in the class", which would mean that he is dumb. Or like "She's not the happiest fellow around" which would mean she is sad or mad. Maybe "He isn't as young as he used to be", it means he is old! Hyperbole and Litotes Examples Of Litotes The outlook wasn't brilliant.
This is an example of litotes from the book
"Casey At The Bat". This means that the outlook
is bad. That sword was not useless.
This was an example of litotes from the book
"Beowulf". It means that the sword was useful. How Does Litotes Help The Author??? Litotes helps the author by giving the author something to use in literature, to make the reader think, by using things like, "Einstein wasn't dumb", which would mean that Einstein was smart. Thanks For Watching!!!!!!!!!! and if we get a good mark on this, it will
not be a bad day. :P
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