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Topic: Hyperbole

Hyperbole (pronounced hahy-PUR-buh-lee)is a type of figurative language, used to make comparisons or to describe something. It’s different from simile and metaphor because hyperbole is an exaggeration. It’s not meant to be taken literally.

You might exclaim, “These books weigh a ton!” But your books don’t actually weigh 2000 pounds. You’re using hyperbole to describe the books as heavy.

Here are other examples of hyperbole:

It’s so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.
I’ve told you a million times not to exaggerate.
I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
She ran faster than the speed of light.

Write an example of hyperbole for each:

Describe a thin person.

Describe an old item.

Describe something happening quickly.

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