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Hyperbole In The Onion

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In this press release from The Onion, the author uses humor to satirizes the method by which products are marketed to consumers with the use of hyperbole. The use of nonexistent words, supposedly satisfied customers, and hyperbole serves the purpose of mocking product advertisement.

The author(s) of the article brilliantly construct even more unlikely and mocking dialogue to establish the satiric mood of the Magna Soles shoe inserts. The official website advertises the "healing power of crystals...a process similar to that by which medicine makes people feel better." The flimsy use of crystals brings to question the consistency of the advertising, while the uneducated reference to how medicine makes people feel better shows the faults of
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