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What is hyperbole?

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What does hyperbole mean and how do we use it? This Flocabulary video gives us a definition and a path to learning the power of hyperbole.

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Hyperbole is something many people use in their everyday conversations when they tell stories. To learn how authors use hyperbole to increase empathy and further their story, read this website.If you want to practice how to use hyperbole, look at the worksheets on this website.
Hyperbole can be an effective tool, but it can also be overused. Be very careful of how you use it so that you don't sound over-dramatic or someone people think tell tall tales. Using hyperbole effectively means that you use it only when necessary and that you are emphasizing an argument, illustrating an event, drawing another into a story.

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