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Incorporating Hyperbole Incorporating Voice Make Your Writing Come Alive with Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big.

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1 Incorporating Hyperbole Incorporating Voice Make Your Writing Come Alive with Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big.

2 Incorporating Hyperbole Hyperbole What exactly is Hyperbole??? 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 humor.

3 Incorporating Hyperbole How to use Hyperbole in your writing: Understand how Hyperbole can be used as an effective writing tool to add whimsy and comic relief to different forms of writing. Hyperbole I'd been driving for about a hundred years When writing fiction, poetry, memoirs, humor or other creative work Hyperbole is an extremely effective literary device. For example, to describe a very long car trip, I might write, "I'd been driving for about a hundred years when I finally came to a fork in the road."

4 Incorporating Hyperbole How to use Hyperbole in your writing: Use Hyperbole in writing to make your work more focused and impressive. This is dramatically more descriptive than "I'd been driving for a very long time when I finally came to a fork in the road." Since the reader knows it's impossible for the writer to drive for a hundred years, it becomes clear that hyperbole is being used.

5 Incorporating Hyperbole How to use Hyperbole in your writing: Be aware that the use of Hyperbole shows maturity in writing, but they need to be used properly. hype Hyperbole When used in advertising it is often called "hype." Due to its negative connotation in advertising, Hyperbole doesn't play an effective role in ad copy or product reviews.

6 Incorporating Hyperbole What exactly do these exaggerations mean??? Hyperbole Here are some examples of the use of Hyperbole... Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big.

7 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. Ive told you a million times Even though it might seem as if you have repeated yourself a million times, chances are it has been far fewer than ONE MILLION. This Hyperbole illustrates the frustration a person feels when having to continually repeat the same information. Not that teachers know anything about this.

8 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. I had a ton of homework. Yes, your teacher enjoys giving you that legal form of torture known as homework. And, yes, it might seem as if there is a TON of it. However, if you were to get a scale and weigh the homework, it would not tip the scales at 2000 pounds.

9 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. If I cant buy that new game, I will die. It is an awesome game. All of your friends have it. If you do not purchase that game, you will be the laughing stock of everyone at your school because of your lack of coolness. Yet, it is quite doubtful that you will actually die if you do not own that game.

10 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. He is as skinny as a toothpick. Now, this boy might be a little bit underweight. But he is definitely not so thin that if you put him next to a toothpick people would be unable to distinguish the two of them apart.

11 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. You could have knocked me over with a feather. A person can be surprised to the point of being shocked. However, even if that person is totally dumbfounded, it is doubtful someone could come up, hit him with a FEATHER, and he would fall over.

12 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. They ran like greased lightning. They might be fast. They might be incredibly fast. But they are not THAT fast!

13 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. That joke is so old, the last time I heard it I was riding on a dinosaur. Now the joke may have been told a few times before. Your grandparents and great grandparents might have heard the joke (and it probably wasnt funny then either), but dinosaurs definitely did not hear that joke, no matter how old it is.

14 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. She is older than the hills. People get old; its a fact of life. But no matter how old someone is, she is not older than a geographic formation.

15 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. He's got tons of money. He is probably rich. Really rich. However, hes not THAT rich.

16 Incorporating Hyperbole Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. That new car costs a bazillion dollars. A bazillion? REALLY?!?!?!?!?


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