Exaggeration

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, [...]