Hyperbole: A exaggeration created for the sake of emphasis

Example: “Almost as soon as I entered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life. But before I am run away with by my feelings upon this subject perhaps it would be advisable for me to state my reasons for marrying—and, moreover, for coming into Hertfordshire with the design of selecting a wife, as I certainly did.” Mr. Collins , Chapter 19

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