THE USE OF HYPERBOLE IN LITERATURE: SELECTED POEMS

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Number of pages: 593-602
Year-Number: 2018-23

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Hyperbole is a deliberate overstatement or exaggeration which is not intended to be taken literally ,it is used for emphasis or effect .Hyperbole is a stylistic device which has the function of intensifying one certain property of the object .(Galperin ;1981:176) .Besides, Hyperbole means exaggeration that often used in a humorous way , to make a particular point . For example; I am so hungry I could eat a horse! Or She is as big as a house !There are many types of hyperbole : basic hyperbole and composite hyperbole which are clarified by various examples.The present paper deals with the problem of what is the relation between hyperbole and literature and how can the poets use hyperbolical words in their poems and why . The use of hyperbole is clarified by analyzing some selected poems for different poets in different ages.The research concludes that hyperbole is a strange and beautiful phenomenon which is found in all languages and every day there is a new hyperbolic word according to the things and ideas that are used as well as poets use hyperbole to access the readers' sense to create rich and beautiful images and pictures and may cause considerable changes in human minds and greatly increase the attractiveness of a specific idea. As well as hyperbole is important and managed to add some emotional coloring to the speech

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Abstract

Hyperbole is a deliberate overstatement or exaggeration which is not intended to be taken literally ,it is used for emphasis or effect .Hyperbole is a stylistic device which has the function of intensifying one certain property of the object .(Galperin ;1981:176) .Besides, Hyperbole means exaggeration that often used in a humorous way , to make a particular point . For example; I am so hungry I could eat a horse! Or She is as big as a house !There are many types of hyperbole : basic hyperbole and composite hyperbole which are clarified by various examples.The present paper deals with the problem of what is the relation between hyperbole and literature and how can the poets use hyperbolical words in their poems and why . The use of hyperbole is clarified by analyzing some selected poems for different poets in different ages.The research concludes that hyperbole is a strange and beautiful phenomenon which is found in all languages and every day there is a new hyperbolic word according to the things and ideas that are used as well as poets use hyperbole to access the readers' sense to create rich and beautiful images and pictures and may cause considerable changes in human minds and greatly increase the attractiveness of a specific idea. As well as hyperbole is important and managed to add some emotional coloring to the speech

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