Stylistic Devices – Hyperbole
Used sparingly, hyperbole effectively draws the attention to a message that you want to emphasise.
- I was so hungry, I could eat an elephant.
- I have told you a thousand times.
Note: Don't overuse hyperbole, otherwise it may not have the effect you want.
counterpart: → Understatement
Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:37