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William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is filled with examples of hyperbole, such as when Romeo says that "[t]he brightness of [Juliet's] cheek would shame those stars, / As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven / W... More »

Hyperbole is intentional exaggeration, such as "I'd give my right arm for a slice of cheesecake right now" or "Your suitcase weighs a ton!" Hyperbole is a literary device used to add emphasis. The word originates from La... More »

In William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," there are several examples of hyperbole including when Macbeth says,"They crown does scar mine eye-balls" or "This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues." Both of these phrases ... More »

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