Arab World English Journal (October, 2018) Theses ID 212 Pp. 1-31
Author: Noura Aljadaan
Thesis Title: Understanding Hyperbole
Institution: University College London, Program of Study: MA Linguistics
Degree: MA Linguistics
Year of award: 72017
Supervisor: Tim Pritchard
Keywords: figurative speech, generalization, Hyperbole, irony, metaphor, pragmatics
Hyperbole has been associated with both metaphor and irony. The paper acknowledges the similarities that hyperbole has with them. It also focuses on the differences between hyperbole and both tropes. Thus, the paper shows that hyperbole is a unique figurative speech act that should not be linked to either tropes. The paper shows that hyperbole does not only share characteristics with metaphor and irony, but also it shares features with generalization. There are also differences between hyperbole and generalization. This makes it more clear that hyperbole does resemble different figurative speech acts and is distinct from them at the same time.
Cite as: Aljadaan, N. (2016). Understanding Hyperbole. University College London
Program of Study: MA Linguistics (Master Thesis). Retrieved from Arab World English
Journal (ID Number: 212 October 2018, 1-31.