April 19, 2007

More figures of speech: hyperbole

Now that we've done syllepsis, it's on to hyperbole, in another Jen Sorensen cartoon:

Still to come: hypallage.

[Added 4/20/07: Just in! "Amazing New Hyperbolic Chamber Greatest Invention In The History Of Mankind Ever", in The Onion (hat tip to Dave Kathman).]

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Posted by Arnold Zwicky at April 19, 2007 02:42 PM