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Author Topic:   Hyperbole in the Bible
Wounded King
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Message 28 of 124 (639845)
11-04-2011 12:50 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by purpledawn
11-04-2011 12:39 PM

Re: I'm Clueless
I like this game, I'd add another from fiction which actually explicitly acknowledges its hyperbolic nature (with a bit of paradox thrown in) ...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities



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