Saturday, June 9, 2007

Hyperbole

4 comments:

kmurphy said...

"I started throwing up a ton of water and food. If there was a forest fire somewhere all they would have to do is hold me over it an I would have put it out! I threw up and coughed and choked and vomited about a million times, and all this just because I'd breathed in some air!"

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, p. 178

Victoria M. Torres said...

[Ellen talking about mama's mama]
"And she had some power. Without saying one word she could make my bones shake and i would think of ghost houses and skeletons rattling all in the closets.
Her power was the sucking kind that takes your good sense and leaves you limp like a old zombie.
That is how i felt some days like a old monster zombie who was a girl a while back."

Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons, pg.68

Tyler Page said...

It would have taken a lumberjack ten minutes to cut down all the trees in Kansas

In Cold Blood by Trueman Capote pg 12

Jacquelyn Karney said...

"Well, when Pap's full, you might take and belt him over the head with a church and you couldn't faze him."

Tom Sawyer-page 65