Last week.. We learned that when reading, good readers can detect and identify different types of literary device used by the authors! We studied the difference between simile and metaphor We also talked about personification and Onomatopoeia Today, I want to teach you another literary device often used by writers called…
What is Hyperbole? Using exaggeration to make a point! Exaggeration = making something seem larger, better, worse, or more important than it really is.. Example: “I wouldn’t go to the movies with you if you were the last person on earth!”
Percy Examples “She (Mrs. Dodds) looked mean enough to ride a Harley right into your locker.” (Ch1 p.4) “The card was in fancy script, which was murder on my dyslexic eyes…” (Ch2, p.24) “We’re getting on the bus,” he (Grover) told me. “Come on.” “What?” I said. “It’s a thousand degrees in there.” (Ch2, p26) “They went back to their conversation as if I’d never existed.” (Ch2 p. 23)
Independent Reading In your independent reading book, find as many examples of Hyperbole as possible. Make a list of examples in your reading notebook Find your favorite example(s), and write on a post-it, and post it!