To introduce and/or review the terms "figure of speech" and "hyperbole" and how they are used.
This packet contains a song, a text description and two videos (one with commentary) that help to explain what hyperboles are. In this packet, you will learn what a hyperbole is and where/how it is used.
Figure of Speech: The use of a word that diverges from its normal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words.
Hyperbole: A hyperbole (pronounced hi-PURR-bowl-ee) is the use of exaggeration as a figure of speech. A hyperbole is used to evoke strong feelings, or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.
Example: My backpack weighs a ton. → This is an exaggeration. If your backpack literally weighed a ton, you couldn't carry it!
Source: wiki, nikki
Hyperboles are often used in poetry, songs and even news stories to help enhance the message.
Example (song lyrics):
"She's got me wrapped around her little finger"
"Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry"
Those children nursed, deliver'd from thy brain
Example (news story):
The republicans took the election by a landslide.
Can you think of places where you may have seen or heard a hyperbole?
Source: wiki, cam strother, nikki
These are the lyrics to the song posted to the packet. In this video, I go through the lyrics and highlight the hyperboles, and provide a brief commentary.
This is a facebook chat (I'm sure you're all familiar with facebook) between my friend and I. We both use hyperboles throughout the conversation. Can you pick them out?
Source: ray oneel, me, facebook