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Yperbola er yfirganga sannleiks yfir þat framm, sem trúanligt er, sem hér er kveðit:
108. Hrauð í himin upp glóðum
hafs, gekk sjór af afli,
borð hygg ek at ský skerði,
skaut Ránar vegr mána.
Hér er óeiginlig líking ok merking milli mǫru-elds ok náttúruligs loga.
Hyperbole is an exaggeration of truth to an incredible degree, as here:
Here there is an improper comparison between phosphorescence and actual flames.
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