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Figuras retóricas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/9/2012
Word: Hipérbole
(hi-PÉR-bo-le) Sustantivo femenino
English: Hyperbole
Etymology: Del lat. hyperbŏle, y este del gr. ὑπερβολή
Meaning: 1. f. Ret. Figura que consiste en aumentar o disminuir excesivamente aquello de que se habla.
Topic:Figuras retóricas

Un libro denso y ambicioso con un riesgo no desdeñable: cierta tendencia a la hipérbole y a una retórica no siempre necesaria ("hechizada en el limen de los lares traidores")