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What Is Hyperbole? (with Examples)

Hyperbole is exaggeration or extravagant statement used for effect.

With hyperbole, the literal meaning is not the intended meaning. Hyperbole is deliberate exaggeration, which is often witty and usually for emphasis.

Hyperbole Is a Form of Figurative Language

Hyperbole is classified as figurative language, which is the use of words in an unusual or imaginative manner.

Figurative language includes the use of metaphors, similes, personification, idiom, euphemisms, and pun.

Examples of Hyperbole

Here are some examples of hyperbole:

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What does literal meaning mean? What is figurative language? What are metaphors? What are metonyms? What are similes? What is personification? What is an idiom? What are euphemisms? Glossary of grammatical terms