Hyperbole

We use hyperbole to express our feelings. We cannot express exactly how we are feeling without hyperbole. We hear hyperbolic words and sentences like I am so tired that I could sleep one year. In order to express the feeling of workload, it is not enough to use only “so tired” word. How much tired? I need a sleep of one year. It is not reality. It is an overstatement. It is like coloring words. None sleeps one year. But, without hyperbole it is not easier to communicate the level of feelings. Hyperbole is a part of figurative language. 

When Someone is exaggerating something so great that it may be glorified or diminished beyond the fine line of truth, it is known as figurative language. FL is a way to engage readers. It uses the meaning of the words in diverse ways. Hyperbole is one of the ways.

One day Graham Bell who imagined that people could talk via phone before he discovered the analog phone. In those days there were no cell phone. Someone imagined making mobile phone. Then the cell phone was discovered. But we were not able to see a person whom we are talking to. Then people come out with smartphones and the internet. People can see a person through a device with internet connection. One day Leonardo de Vinci imagined that humans could fly. Today we see the airplanes. One day John Lennon wrote that Imagine there is no country, and people are living in peace. But today I see people can see each other on social media keeping physical distance as if there’s no border, and no country in this virtual world.

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Livin’ life in peace

You

Reading together: 

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us, only sky

Imagine all the people

Livin’ for today

Ah

(MK: I cannot imagine life without heaven and hell. My imagination is limited.)

Imagine there’s no countries 

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill, or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Livin’ life in peace

You

(MK: I can imagine that there’s no country. The border line that divides countries does not exist today. Imagine.)

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

(MK: The border line that divides countries does not exist today).

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger 

(MK: what is needed. What is want)

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world 

(MK: Sharing means caring. The border line that divides countries does not exist).

You

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will live as one

Songwriters: John Winston Lennon, Yoko Ono

One day Dr. Martin Luthar King imagined that people of all races will go to school together in the same classroom with respect. It is true now. Great speakers Like Dr  Martin use Hyperbole in their speech. Figurative language can be interpreted in so many ways, each time  you read or hear any hyperbole word, it may come with new meaning. Unique. 

Instead of thinking and fighting on where the covid19 is from, work as one country because it attacks all countries. Can you imagine? Imagine there is no country. 

Gretta Thunburn has 11 million followers on the street. Lets listen to her speech and figure out if there is any hyperbole. Examine video to see if It delivers the message with hyperbole.  

Figurative speech, like the use of hyperbole, is common to both poems and songs. Poems and Songs are two separate genres but they both share common features. Modern poems are different from modern songs because of rhythm rules. There are sub-genres of genres. They all rhyme at some points. 

Imagination is power. It is limitless. It creates a portal-like platform like fb zoom twitter YouTube today. Someone imagined it long before it came to reality.

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