In Robert Burns' "A Red, Red Rose" do you think his use of hyperbole makes his comparion seem insincere? Why?
I would say no. I do not feel like his use of hyperbole makes the poem seem insincere. I think the main reason for this is that hyperbole is really quite common in poetry and so it just seems normal. If someone were to say this stuff out loud, it would seem weird and insincere, but in poetry it does not really.
The other thing is that most of his hyperbole is about how long he'll love her. And you can argue that saying you'll love someone eternally is not hyperbolic if you believe in eternal life after death.
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