Figurative Language: Hyperbole/Exaggeration/Adage/Proverb





Read the link to help you understand  hyperboles/exaggerations.

Important:  A hyperbole is a basic exaggeration made into a more outlandish statement, putting more emphasis on what is being said. A hyperbole is an exaggeration that CANNOT happen.

Read the link to help you determine how adage and proverb can slightly differ.  However, most people view them as one and the same.

Extra “Read” links

Hyperbole - Read the following link to better understand hyperboles.  Important:  Adage and Proverb link for additional explanation.

Watch this video of music and movie clips which use hyperboles (exaggerations which exaggerate so much they could not really occur).

Extra “Watch” Activity

Click on the screencast to practice the meanings of adages/ proverbs.

Click here for for more adages and proverbs, along with a brief history of them.

Adages and Proverbs “Do”

Click here to determine meanings of different adages and proverbs.  Answer key is provided.

Exaggeration to Hyperbole  “Do”

Click here to design your own hyperboles when given basic phrases.  Answer key is provided.


Extra “Hyperbole” Do

Practice sheet with key