What are hyperbole's?

A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement or claim that is not meant to be taken seriously. The word hyperbole originates from the Greek word huperbole. A synonym of hyperbole is an overstatement.

                     Examples from books

You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for 14 hours a day week in, week out. When we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!--Monty Python

Well now, one winter it was so cold that all the geese flew backward and all the fish moved south and even the snow turned blue. Late at night, it got so frigid that all spoken words froze solid afore they could be heard. People had to wait until sunup to find out what folks were talking about the night before.--Paul Bunyan's Winter



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3 years ago

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