Asked in Rain and FloodingHyperbole and Superlative
Rain and Flooding
Hyperbole and Superlative
Is raining cats and dogs a simile or a hyperbole which is an exaggeration?
Is it was raining cats and dogs and more of the same was promised for the next day a hyperbole?
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the difference between a hyperbole and an idiom?
An idiom is a figurative expression, like "it's raining cats and dogs" (it's not ACTUALLY raining cats and dogs, it's just an expression, so it's figurative), whereas hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration, like "I have a million and one things to do" or "You're so healthy, you're gonna live for a thousand years." Hope that helps :)
What is hyperbole?
Hyperbole is the deliberate use of gross exaggeration for emphasis, effect, or to illustrate a point. Here are some examples: Examples: I could sleep a year. This book weighs a ton. Its raining cats and dogs! I called you a million times! If I've told you once, I've told you a million times. I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. * Hyperbole does not compare items, as with metaphor and simile, but merely exaggerates a certain quality or action. A hyperbole is an exaggeration meant to illustrate a point. For example, "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse" is a common hyperbole. Hyperbole is exaggeration for effect as in "I had to wait forever" or "I've told you a million times". It is used for emphasis or or to make a point in a strong way. The word is pronounced hy-PER-bo-lee (four syllables).
Asked in Allegory and Simile
How can you finish the simile raining down on us like?
Is it was raining cats and dogs and more of the same was promised for the next day a simile?
Asked in Health, Hyperbole and Superlative
What is the meaning of the hyperbole?
Asked in Hyperbole and Superlative
What is a hyberpole?
Hyperbole is exaggeration for effect as in "wait forever" or " told you a million times". It is used for emphasis or effect. Examples: A. I could sleep a year. B. This book weighs a ton. c. Its raining cats and dogs! d. I called you a million times I have one........................wait...........................I lost it! Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_hyperbole#ixzz1DnujKaks
Asked in Personification
Is 'its raining cats and dogs' an example of personification?
Asked in Cats (Felines)
When you use the expression raining cats and dogs you are using?
Is 'it's raining cats and dogs' a metaphor?
yes and it is also an idiom it is a metaphor because there is no "like" or "as" raining cats and dogs is not a metaphor. it is a simile. actually, I'm pretty sure it's a idiom, a phrase that can not be taken seriously. Yes because it is implying big objects (huge rain drops) are falling NO ,it is an idiom to say that raining really hard
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Under what headword would you find the idiom raining cats dogs?