The position defended here tries to mediate between the rationalist tendency to overemphasize necessity and the empiricist tendency to hyperbolize
regarding contingency in that there are both necessary and contingent aspects of reality.
Ruffians, assassins, poniards, and a half-naked fleeing queen: Burke is neither the first nor the last writer to hyperbolize
the events of the French Revolution in terms of domestic melodrama.
We needn't hyperbolize
it by adding 65 feet to the distance.
Keil tends to philosophize, romanticize, universalize, and hyperbolize
about the global significance of oboe and drum ensembles, and their hypothetical relationships with jazz and other music traditions.
But many of them seem only to hyperbolize
his brilliance, his audacity, his childishness.
In Emmeline Hoeveler sees Smith's heroine setting up a pattern all other female gothics will address; the next four chapters of lively readings demonstrate how Radcliffe follows, Austen satirizes, Dacre and Shelley hyperbolize
, and the Brontes canonize Smith's initialization of "gothic feminism.
According to Jeff Yanc, this "feminizing" objectification of Travolta's body is countered, at least in Fever and Staying Alive (1983), by "a blatantly overdetermined construction of masculinity" (39) effected by narrative and stylistic procedures that hyperbolize
the looking privileges and active agency that are conventionally conferred upon the male protagonist.
Rooted in the subculture of the Texas farmer, he is willing to oversimplify and hyperbolize
to make a larger point.
The typical strategy of her first-person speaker is to hyperbolize
the ordinary experience of reflecting one's face in the mirror and to intensify the mind's manipulative skills so that the woman becomes a terrifying fish.
book begins to hyperbolize
this into a demonic trait, standing for
The word's allusions to the Eucharist therefore again facetiously hyperbolize
the magazine's importance while also punningly underscoring the magazine's positive capacity to enhance individual authorial effort (IV.
Lassnig's strongest works hyperbolize
and distill the banality and brutality of the everyday: They are touching and terrible.
Hurston pulls in and fades out the African American Kelsey family (Joe and Dessie) to hyperbolize
Arvay's whiteness and to amplify the acquisition (rather than natural inheritance) of cultural traits as integral to racial identity.
Having spent his career insisting on a kind of affinity between--if not outright conflation of--things and their representations, Goldstein found in painting an unlikely arena in which to hyperbolize
Burruel's attempt to hyperbolize
the parasitic and distorted relationship that culture often has with nature depends upon, and in her more successful pieces capitalizes on, flashes of familiarity.