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My toaster has never once worked properly in four years. I follow the instructions and push two slices of bread down in the slots, and seconds later they rifle upwards. Once they broke the nose of a woman I loved dearly. (edit)
Meaning: Here, 'rifle up' is an extreme alternative to 'pop up'. Also, there is little to no possibility that the nose of a woman broke with a piece of toast. This is a fine example of hyperbole being used to add humor to a statement.

- Woody Allen (Speech: My Speech to the Graduates)
Famous Woody Allen
At that time Bogota was a remote, lugubrious city where an insomniac rain had been falling since the beginning of the 16th century. (edit)
Meaning: Here, the claim that 'rain had been falling since the beginning of the 16th century' is an obvious exaggeration.

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Book: Living to Tell the Tale)
Famous Literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,

I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.
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Meaning: Here, we know that China and Africa can never meet and that oceans will never be hung to dry. These ideas are impossible. The poet has implied this 'impossibility' as the depth of his love. Here, hyperbole is used as a rhetorical device.

- W H Auden (Poem: As I Walked Out One Evening)
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