Poetry—Meaning P14 Hyperbole and Understatement and P15 Antithesis Match Race Directions: label each example below A (antithesis), H (hyperbole), or U (understatement). 1. _____ It’s a slow burg–I spent a couple of weeks there one day. -Carl Sandburg 2. _____ Too black for heaven, and yet too white for hell. - John Dryden 3. _____ A serious injury stings a bit. 4. _____ Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. –Winston Churchill 5. _____ I’m the most irresponsible person in the world. -Mike Tyson 6. _____ Rude words bring about sadness, but kind words inspire joy. 7. _____ Death casts a gloom. 8. _____ I’m so ahead of my time my parents haven’t met yet. -Big L 9. _____ Bill Gates is financially secure.
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