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Hyperbole vs. Rhetoric

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Hyperbolenoun

Deliberate or unintentional overstatement, particularly extreme overstatement.

Rhetoricadjective

synonym of rhetorical.

Hyperbolenoun

(countable) An instance or example of such overstatement.

Rhetoricnoun

The art of using language, especially public speaking, as a means to persuade.

Hyperbolenoun

A hyperbola.

Rhetoricnoun

Meaningless language with an exaggerated style intended to impress.

‘It’s only so much rhetoric.’;

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Hyperbolenoun

A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed, or by which things are represented as much greater or less, better or worse, than they really are; a statement exaggerated fancifully, through excitement, or for effect.

‘Our common forms of compliment are almost all of them extravagant hyperboles.’; ‘Somebody has said of the boldest figure in rhetoric, the hyperbole, that it lies without deceiving.’;

Rhetoricnoun

The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.

Hyperbolenoun

extravagant exaggeration

Rhetoricnoun

Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.

Hyperbolenoun

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

‘he vowed revenge with oaths and hyperboles’; ‘you can't accuse us of hyperbole’;

Rhetoricnoun

Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.

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Hyperbole

Hyperbole (, listen) (adjective form hyperbolic, listen) is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. In rhetoric, it is also sometimes known as auxesis (literally 'growth').

Rhetoricnoun

Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.

‘Sweet, silent rhetoric of persuading eyes.’;

Rhetoricnoun

using language effectively to please or persuade

Rhetoricnoun

high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

Rhetoricnoun

loud and confused and empty talk;

‘mere rhetoric’;

Rhetoricnoun

study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

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Rhetoric

Rhetoric () is the art of persuasion, which along with grammar and logic (or dialectic – see Martianus Capella), is one of the three ancient arts of discourse. Rhetoric aims to study the techniques writers or speakers utilize to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.

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