Hyperbole

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Is this a hyperbole?

His very entrails seemed to be coming out of his mouth, and his lips could taste sweat and blood.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:27
Is this a hyperbole?

What about the hearts i have touched?
Is that a hyperbole or no??

Please help.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:35
>Not really. It's more of a

>Not really. It's more of a metonym.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:28
Answer

No it's not

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:25
Effect of hyperbola

What is the effect of using hyperbola in belonging?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:39
Is This a Hyperbole?

'Even though the light set my eyes on fire, it was still beautiful'

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:30
hyperbole, idiom, or both

Is "it's raining cats and dogs" a hyperbole?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:55
It is both

It is both

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:52
"It's raining cats and dogs"

"It's raining cats and dogs" is an idiom.

"It rained enough to fill a lake" would be a hyperbole.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 17:25
"It rained enough to fill a lake" is truly a hyperbole

Yes it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 22:22
both

it is both

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:45
yes

its raining cats and dogs is a hyperbole

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:02
is this a hyperbole

After what seemed like hours

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:08
No

Nothing is being exaggerated

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 13:14
Is this a hyperbole

His eye would trouble me no more
(Death)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:46
Nope

Hyperboles are straightforward exaggeration
Your line is more of a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:02
Is this byperbole?

lived a molevolent phantom.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 08:19
Can this be a hyperbole?

These things sink into my heart.

(emotionally)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:33
Answer

yeah i'm pretty sure!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 14:28
Is this a hyperbole

they consumed the house

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 23:16
yes

They can`t really consume the house

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:45
Is this a hyperbole

Your face was the face of Hell

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 22:42
yes

because it is impossible and an exaggeration

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 02:54
Are these hyperboles? If not, what literary devices are they?

"The icy sword of the square-toed one had cut off his breath and left his hands in a pose of agonizing protest."
"Then she starched and ironed her face, forming it into just what people wanted to see..."
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, p.87

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:51
Help!

I have "I can't go on. My stomach is bursting." Would that work

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 02:24
Yes.

Stomachs can expand, but it isn't realistic to suggest it bursting. It's an exaggeration, so yes. It's a hyperbole.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:52
is this a hyperbole?

"Rasheed's house was much smaller than Jalil's, but, compared to Mariam and Nana's kolba, it was a mansion."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 00:55
Nope

No, that's more of a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 02:06
Nope

No. There's no way. That's a comparison. Not technically a Hyperbole! XD

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:22
I dont think so.

I dont think so.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 20:15
is this a hyperbole?

Is "everywhere you look" a hyperbole?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 00:51
Re: is this a hyperbole?

No, it is not. A hyperbole is an exaggeration. I can look everywhere myself, therefore, means this is not exaggerated.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:17
terrifying experience, in the

terrifying experience, in the very jaws of a cat

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 20:35
is this hyperbole?

gentlemen may cry

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 21:06
No

It is not impossible for a man to cry. It can be common and it puts no emphasis on the men crying.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 02:28
is this a hyperbole? =/

"They have tons of money."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 01:27
Sort of

It is a really basic form of a Hyperbole.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 02:08
Help!

Now lies the Earth all Danae to the stars,
And all thy heart lies open unto me.
What type of literary device should I use for this stanza?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 23:47
is this a hyperbole?

"girls melt when i get near them." ?????

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 01:32
NO

If girls could melt, I'd be a puddle!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:24
yes

Yes it is. Girls can't melt.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 01:29
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 06:20
hyperbole

"Crank these amps up to 11!"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 15:52
No

Not a hyperbole. In the movie, the amps actually do go up to 11.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:43
Is this a Hyperbole?

The despair that lay on their hearts was incalculable.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 08:25
Yes

Despair cant actually be on your heart

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 23:20
Rule of thumb

If the base statement falls within the confines of reality, but it is exaggerated to levels outside of reality, then it is hyperbole, e.g. "Bolt ran as fast as his namesake would imply."

So I would say that your statement is indeed hyperbole.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 17:35
I always got my papers marked

I always got my papers marked up for what I remember the professor calling hyperbole. But I thought it was because I was saying something twice in the same sentence. What would that be called?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 06:42
Is this a hyperbole?

should bury his head in the sand and pretend he is not there.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:08
no!!

no!!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 22:35

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