Hyperbole Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.5.5.A

Core Standard

In Greek "Hyperbole" originates from a word that express excess. In the English, hyperbole is a figure of speech that goes extreme or off the cliff with exaggeration. This is often used to make a significant point and to emphasis that what the author is trying to draw attention to. For example if a fire was to break out in a building and there was excessive firefighter presence, you might say: "There were a million firefighters at the house." There were not literally a million people at the scene, but you get my drift. These worksheets help students sniff out the use of hyperbole and even write their own.







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