Once again, for the sake of the audience at large, this blog post is designed for anyone and everyone who wishes to read a classic novel, delve into its literary significance, and comment on it for the whole world to see.
Today’s discussion deals with hyperbole. If you’re not sure what a hyperbole is, click on the links provided. You can read up on it. You’ll need to know the true meaning of a hyperbole, in order to complete today’s literary challenge:
- State your novel’s title and author.
- Find an example of a hyperbole used in your classic novel.
- Quote that example in your comment.
I know, I know, it’s the “discuss” part that’s vague, right? So let me throw some questions at you. What is the literal meaning of the hyperbole? What is the metaphorical meaning of the hyperbole? Why did the character in your novel (or the author/narrator) use this hyperbole? How did it add weight to the tone or mood in the novel? Do people still use that hyperbole today? If not, why not? Is it only relevant in times gone by? Why is that?
These are just a few ways you might “discuss” the hyperbole of your choice.