What is Hyperbole?

What is Hyperbole

Exaggeration for effect or emphasis.

You can use hyperbole to:

  • Emphasize the significance of a statement
  • Create a humorous or dramatic effect
  • Exaggerate a point
  • Show contrast
  • Heighten a reader’s attention
  • Persuade


  • I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
  • This bag weighs a ton. 
  • You must have walked a million miles. 

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