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Hyperboles. Definition. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton. Introduction . Author’s use colorful exaggerations to add interest to a story. “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!”

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definition
Definition
  • A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
introduction
Introduction
  • Author’s use colorful exaggerations to add interest to a story.
  • “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!”

is much more interesting than “I’m hungry.”

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Getting a shot in my arm stung.
  • Getting a shot in my arm stung like a bee.
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These books are heavy.
  • These books are heavy as lead.
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The queen’s dress is red.
  • The queen’s dress is red as a cardinal.
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I was angry.
  • I was angry as an old wet hen.
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It rained hard.
  • It rained cats and dogs.
activity rewrite these sentences with a more interesting hyperbole
Activity: Rewrite these sentences with a more interesting hyperbole.
  • The music was loud.
  • The garden is pretty.
  • The tired man snored loudly.
  • The flowers grew quickly.
  • I ate so much lunch my tummy is full.