Hyperbole in Literature: Definition & Examples


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What one word best characterizes hyperbole?

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1. Which of the following statements are true?

2. What is an example of figurative language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of hyperbole in literature. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of hyperbole and where it's used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of hyperbole
  • Hyperbole's relationship to metaphor and simile
  • An example of figurative language
  • Facts about hyperbole
  • How hyperbole expresses a mix of truth and untruth

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hyperbole in literature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of hyperbole and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - understand how hyperbole combines truth and untruth

Additional Learning

To learn more about literary devices, review the accompanying lesson called Hyperbole in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hyperbole
  • Compare hyperbole with metaphors and similes
  • Find three examples of hyperbole
  • Define figurative language