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A hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used to show emphasis or to invoke a feeling or to create a visual image. For example, let’s look at the following sentence.
She is as big as a whale.
Unlike a metaphor that compares one thing with another, a hyperbole does not compare two things. Rather, it exaggerates a condition, emotion or size by trying to create a feeling and/or visual image for the hearer or reader to be able to understand what the speaker or writer is trying to relay. So in the sentence above, “She” is not being compared to a “whale” but rather the statement is an exaggeration of her overall size.
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