Hyperbole’s & Allusions

A Hyperbole is an exaggeration used to create strong emotions. This type of figure of speech is used often Governments in propaganda.


An example of a Hyperbole is: We cannot wait for another 911 to happen, we must act now to ….!

“She moved slowly down the street dragging the bag that looked like it weighed a ton”

“I laughed so hard I nearly split my pants”


An Allusion: A passing or casual reference to something or someone.. an allusion can create ideas, associations, and extra information in the reader’s mind with only a word or two.

An example of Allusion:


“After her divorce proceedings, she stood tall and proud like “Tara” after the fire.”

“The dicey argument I witnessed between the two lovers reminded me of a Williams play.”


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