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Identifying Hyperbole (Grade 9)

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Identifying Hyperbole

What is the opposite of hyperbole?
  1. sentimental
  2. rhythm
  3. understatement
  4. reason
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The wind grabbed my arm.
  2. The water is shiny.
  3. I have a million things to do today.
  4. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. Her mother told her a million times.
  2. She is one silly girl.
  3. I enjoy having you all in class.
  4. You're a very special person.
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. My feet are very sore.
  2. I have more homework than you.
  3. I have a ton of homework.
  4. This sweet tea tastes fantastic.
Which is NOT an example of hyperbole?
  1. I ate so much I might explode.
  2. The noise was so loud it shook the earth.
  3. The tree was so tall it may have touched space.
  4. The smoke smelled so bad it made my nose burn.
Which is NOT an example of hyperbole?
  1. My grandpa is older than dirt.
  2. If I don't get a new iPhone, I'll die!
  3. She's been my best friend forever.
  4. You were as brave as a lion.
Which lines from the poem are an example of hyperbole?
  1. "We paused before a House that seemed / A Swelling of the Ground"
  2. "Since then 'tis Centuries and yet / Feels shorter than the Day"
  3. "My labor, and my leisure too, / For His Civility"
  4. "The Roof was scarcely visible/ The Cornice but a Mound"
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The apple is as red as a rose.
  2. I am freezing to death.
  3. The trees bow their heads in the wind.
  4. His legs move like a well oiled machine.
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. I could sleep for an hour.
  2. I could sleep right now.
  3. I could sleep for a week.
  4. I could sleep like a baby.
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The young girl shivered with fright.
  2. The young girl grew as tall as a house.
  3. The young girl played with her puppy.
  4. The young girl smiled broadly.

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