Hyperbole and Superlative

Includes questions related to the use of exaggeration for emphasis or to express a superlative degree.

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Hyperbole and Superlative

What does hyperbole do?

Hyperbole can be used to overstate any type of situation or emotion, and can be used humorously or seriously.It is most often found in poetry, as poets use it to make comparisons and describe things in more embellished terms.
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Hyperbole and Superlative
The Iliad

What are some examples of 'allusion'?

In literature, allusions refer to an outside event or source such as history, literature, religion, etc. What this means is that it pulls this information out of its original context and uses it to support the work. For example, a simile or metaphor for the "Garden of Eden" is an example of a biblical allusion. Any mention of Julius Caesar's death, or Brutus' betrayal, no matter how faint, is an allusion to history. Mentioning Shakespeare or Romeo and Juliet in another literary work is a literary allusion. Allusions are many.

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Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative form of the word evil?

The normal English comparative of evil is "eviler." However, it is more common to hear people say "more evil," which is also acceptable.

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Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative form of worse?

The word "worse" is already the comparative of the word "bad". If you are looking for a superlative in connection to "worse" the answer is "worst".

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English Language
Parts of Speech
Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What are the 8 figures of speech?

There are actually 9 and they are:

Articles, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections.

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Hyperbole and Superlative

Can you give me an hyperbole for fire?

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Adjectives and Articles
Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative and superlative to the word violent?

The comparative is "more violent"; the superlative is "most violent".

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Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative and superlative form of cute?

Comparative - cuter

Superlative - cutest

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Literary Terminology
Literary Devices and Figures of Speech
Hyperbole and Superlative

A literary term that is an outrageous exhageration?

An outrageous exaggeration is known as a hyperbole.

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Adjectives and Articles
Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative and superlative form of the word interest?

Interest

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Snow Leopards
Hyperbole and Superlative
Katrina Kaif

Is this a hyperbole - 'the snow was like carpet very gentle and warm'?

No, a hyperbole is an exaggeration for effect, like I could sleep for a year.

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Adjectives and Articles
Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative form of dry?

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What is the superlative for distant?

the most distant

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What is the superlative degree of kind?

Kindest.

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Is clever a comparative form?

The comparative would be "more clever".

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Example Sentences

Give 5 examples of a hyperbole?

I am so hungry I could eat a cow.

He is 5,000 years old.

I have struck millions.

Look the softballs are falling from the sky.

Look at that cow it must be 1,000,000 pounds at least.

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Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the comparative and superlative to the word tricky?

The comparative and superlative forms of tricky are trickier and trickiest.

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Personification

What are some examples of hyperbole?

I wore my knees to the bone planting 10 flats of flowers.

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What is the comparative degree of busy?

busier..

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Irony and Fallacy
Paradox and Antithesis

What makes a good rhetorical speech?

persuasion

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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Care of Horses
Hyperbole and Superlative

Is this a hyperbole I'm so hungry I could eat a cow?

It is a hyperbole because a hyperbole is an exaggeration, sometimes getting to the point it becomes superlative. You can't eat a whole alive cow, so it is an exaggeration many people use to say they are starving or hungry.

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Adjectives and Articles
Hyperbole and Superlative

Comparative and superlative words for dangerous?

More dangerous

Most dangerous

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Synonyms and Antonyms
Hyperbole and Superlative

What other word can you use instead of quiet?

quiet

adj. silent, noiseless; peaceful, tranquil; still, lacking activity; speaking very little

v. make silent, make noiseless; pacify, calm; be pacified, be calmed; be reticent, remain silent; become quiet

n. silence, noiselessness; stillness, tranquility; muteness, speechlessness; peacefulness, calmness

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Hyperbole and Superlative

What is the superlative degree of untidy?

untidier

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What is the comparative and superlative degree of light?

light - lighter - lightest

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