Essay: A World of Exaggeration!

Exaggeration is an intoxication of words. Language temporarily loses its self-control; it veers around ther room making drunken passes at reality, biting its ear, whispering hyperhole, evem drooloing a little; YOUR SEARING GUT-WRENCING WORK IS THE LITERALLY EVENT OF THE DECADE . . .SPELLBINDING . . . MAGNIFICENT. . . A WASHDAY MIRACLE, WHITER THAN WHITE . . . A NEW STANDARD BY WHICH ALL THOROUGHBRED DRIVING MACHINES WILL BE MEASURED . . . I WILL NEVER LIE TO YOU . . . I AM NOT A CROOK. I WILL BALANCE THE FEDERAL...

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