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Literary Devices: Hyperbole and Love (Act 1, Scene 1)

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Of the conversation that follows Lear’s query, “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” which of the daughters’ responses does NOT make use of the literary device of hyperbole?

A

“I love you more than words can wield the matter.”

B

“I profess / Myself an enemy to all other joys.”

C

“I love your majesty / According to my bond.”

D

“I love you… As much as child e’er loved, or father found.”

E

“I love you… No less than life.”