Romanticism – In prose that we term romantic (small R), the style of expression is exaggerated. Look for exclamation points and em dashes. Actions and feelings are often expressed via conventions—symbols the reader and writer would both have “agreed upon,” already understand. For example, when talking about how powerful you, you compare yourself to Julius Caesar. [...]


Exaggeration - Amplification of rhetoric. The most common type of exaggeration is hyperbole. Hyperbole is overstatement, plain and simple: “That test last week was so hard it made blood shoot out of my nose, just looking at it!” Understatement is, well, understatement:  “Was your dreaded five-hour final exam in chemistry as hard as I heard it was?” “Oh, [...]