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.”