Hyperbole Is the Best!

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10214

Hyperbole is more fun than you can imagine! Once you use it, you will become the most intelligent, interesting writer ever! Learn all there is to know about hyperbole, and that is no exaggeration!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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“I am so hungry I could eat a horse!”

  • Have you ever said that to someone when you thought you were starving?
  • What did you mean?

I don’t think a horse would taste good, do you?

If you say you could eat a horse, you mean you are really hungry!

When you use an exaggeration to explain something, you are using hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which there is an obvious and deliberate exaggeration.

For example, “Hyperbole is the best thing ever!” Though hyperbole is a wonderful addition to your writing, I doubt you truly believe it is the best thing ever.

  • Why do you think authors use hyperbole in their writing?

You are correct if you guessed it is to show great excitement or add humor!

Watch the video below that presents different clips of hyperbole in Disney movies. Take notes on all of the hyperbole you hear and see.

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  • What was your favorite example of hyperbole from the video?

Explore more about hyperboles with this next video.

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When you are done, continue to the Got It? section for the absolute coolest worksheet practice ever!

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