Hyperbole

Definition:
A hyperbole is a literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect. The purpose of hyperbole is to create a larger-than-life effect and overly stress a specific point. Such sentences usually convey an action or sentiment that is generally not practically/ realistically possible or plausible but helps emphasize an emotion.

Example:
“I am so tired I cannot walk another inch” or “I’m so sleepy I might fall asleep standing here”.

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    1. Hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration. Her love makes me strong may be a fact, but it’s not necessarily an obvious exaggeration. Her love makes me swim oceans, climb Everest, and jump to the moon, is a hyperbole.

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