What is hyperbole?
Hyperbole is a poetic device that uses extreme exaggeration to make a point or to show emphasis. It is the opposite of understatement. We can use hyperbole in literature or everyday speech, but it won’t work in non-fiction like articles, reports or research papers. It is because they are written in a simple formal manner.
Let’s discuss a few examples:
I have a million things to do today.
Lunch break will never come.
The athlete can run faster than a car.
He is as big as an elephant.
It is raining cats and dogs.