Read the lines from “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.” Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Which figurative device is in bold in the excerpt? A. pun B. oxymoron C. hyperbole D. alliteration
“the last wave by” is in bold.
Hyperbole is derived from the Greek word hyperbole, which means “excess”. Understatement is the polar opposite of this.
Correct option is C.
Hyperbole is a figurative device that is used to emphasize a certain object or a specific point. The usage of this method creates a form of ex-aggregation in the statement. The last wave is a hyperbole in this line as well, because it emphasis the value of life and living it with great enthusiasm and courage.
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