An exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. One example of a hyperbole is a well-known statement used to express hunger “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse”. This example shows how ridiculous it sounds to eat an entire horse because physically speaking it’s quite a bite and no man can possibly complete the task.
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Using sarcasm can be tricky but when using it makes the sentence make no sense while being perfectly understandable. “Earth is full. Go home.”
The humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words. The word or phrase used in this way. An example of a pun is a bullet being fired from its job. Ironic because a bullet is meant to be fired also there is a twist because the bullet has lost its “job”.
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Jumbo shrimp is an example of an oxymoron because it completely lies on the truth. Shrimp are very little, so to call it jumbo is preposterous this literary device an oxymoron.
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is. Being blown out by a team and saying “we didn’t do well” is an understatement. Instead of didn’t do well it should be, “we did terrible”.