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Hyperbole
• exaggerated statement
• Excessive/ overstatement
• Persons often use expressions such as:
I nearly died laughing
It was ...
• Such statements are not really true.
• People make them to sound
impressive or to emphasize/ bring
attention to somethin...
Hyperbole: a Greek god
Meaning: used to emphasize how good-
looking someone is
Sentence: When Chris looks into the mirror,...
Day 1: moving a mountain 24/07/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how much effort
something takes
Sentence: Trying to push the ...
Day 2: the size of a pea 25/07/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how small something is
Sentence: “Your brain is the size of a...
Day 3: nearly died laughing 26/07/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how someone laughed
at something long and hard
Sentence: J...
Day 4: faster than a speeding bullet 29/07/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how fast
something/ someone is
Sentence: It is be...
Day 5: weighs a ton 05/08/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how heavy something is
Sentence: My school bag weighs a ton with a...
Day 6: blinding 06/08/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how bright
something is
Sentence: Jenny’s teeth were blinding white af...
Day 7: so hungry…could eat a horse 12/08/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how someone is
starving
Sentence: After camping in ...
Day 8: So hot… melt the Arctic 13/08/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how hot/ warm
something is
Sentence: Summer is so hot, ...
Day 9: So tired… could sleep for years 14/08/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how exhausted
someone feels
Sentence: After the...
Day 10: enough money to feed a continent 15/08/13
Meaning: used to emphasise how rich someone is
Sentence: Lady Gaga is so...
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  1. 1. Hyperbole
  2. 2. • exaggerated statement • Excessive/ overstatement • Persons often use expressions such as: I nearly died laughing It was so cold I almost became a snowman
  3. 3. • Such statements are not really true. • People make them to sound impressive or to emphasize/ bring attention to something, such as a feeling, effort, or reaction.
  4. 4. Hyperbole: a Greek god Meaning: used to emphasize how good- looking someone is Sentence: When Chris looks into the mirror, he sees a Greek god. Sharp features Well- built Powerful Radiant glow
  5. 5. Day 1: moving a mountain 24/07/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how much effort something takes Sentence: Trying to push the truck was like trying to move a mountain! Day 1: tried a million times Meaning: used to emphasise effort Sentence: Tom tried a million times to open the locked door but he couldn’t.
  6. 6. Day 2: the size of a pea 25/07/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how small something is Sentence: “Your brain is the size of a pea!” My sister shouted angrily at me after I ruined her surprise birthday party. Day 2: the size of a whale Meaning: used to emphasise how big something is Sentence: The new television was the size of a whale!
  7. 7. Day 3: nearly died laughing 26/07/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how someone laughed at something long and hard Sentence: Jack made such a hilarious joke, I nearly died laughing. Day 3: drowned in her tears Meaning: used to emphasise how someone cried at something for hours Sentence: When her grandmother passed away, Su Min drowned in her tears, crying.
  8. 8. Day 4: faster than a speeding bullet 29/07/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how fast something/ someone is Sentence: It is believed Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Day 4: slower than a turtle on wheels Meaning: used to emphasise how slow something/ someone is Sentence: When I race with my friends, it always seems like I’m slower than a turtle on wheels!
  9. 9. Day 5: weighs a ton 05/08/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how heavy something is Sentence: My school bag weighs a ton with all the books I have in it. Day 5: lighter than a feather Meaning: used to emphasise how light something is Sentence: When my cousin carried his wife with such ease, it seemed as if she was lighter than a feather!
  10. 10. Day 6: blinding 06/08/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how bright something is Sentence: Jenny’s teeth were blinding white after her visit to the dentist. Day 6: brighter than the sun Meaning: used to emphasise how bright something is Sentence: When I walked nervously on to the stage, the spotlight shone brighter than the sun.
  11. 11. Day 7: so hungry…could eat a horse 12/08/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how someone is starving Sentence: After camping in the forest for two days, Peter felt that he was so hungry, he could eat a horse. Day 7: So old… belongs to a dinosaur Meaning: used to emphasise how ancient something/someone is Sentence: That computer is so old it must have belonged to a dinosaur.
  12. 12. Day 8: So hot… melt the Arctic 13/08/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how hot/ warm something is Sentence: Summer is so hot, I’m sure it can melt the Arctic! Day 8: So cold… turning to ice Meaning: used to emphasise how cold something/ someone is/ feels Sentence: The room was so cold that I think I’m turning to ice!
  13. 13. Day 9: So tired… could sleep for years 14/08/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how exhausted someone feels Sentence: After their army training, the boys seemed so tired they could sleep for years. Day 9: even the owl couldn’t stay awake Meaning: used to emphasise how exhausted someone feels Sentence: The camp was so exhausting, it seemed even the owls couldn’t stay awake!
  14. 14. Day 10: enough money to feed a continent 15/08/13 Meaning: used to emphasise how rich someone is Sentence: Lady Gaga is so rich, she probably has enough money to feed a continent! Day 10: enough money to make a sultan look like a beggar Meaning: used to emphasise how rich someone is Sentence: After years of success, Cindy has enough money to make a sultan look like a beggar.
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