Writing Technique - Hyperbole
Hyperbole is the writing technique of over-exaggeration to make a statement, idea or point much stronger than it would be if written normally.
Usually, hyperboles don't make natural sense if taken literally. So this writing technique is expected to be over-the-top to strengthen the feeling the writer wants to express.
Examples of Hyperbole in Poems and Songs
From Popular Poems
- Robert Frost - "Acquainted With The Night"
- Gabrielle Calvocoressi - "A Word From The Fat Lady"
- Justin Reamer - "Hyperbole"
- Emily Dickenson - "Tis Whiter Than An Indian Pipe"
From Popular Songs
- One Direction - "Stole My Heart"
- Justin Timberlake - "Cry Me A River"
- Katy Perry - "California Gurls"
- Lady Gaga - "So Happy I Could Die"
- Amy Winehouse - "Back To Black"
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Updated: April 3, 2020
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