Hyperbole in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning


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Which of the following is an example of a hyperbole from the Miller in the The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What is a hyperbole?

2. Which of the following is a use of hyperbole to describe a person?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the hyperbole used in The Canterbury Tales. Quiz questions will test you on topics like an example of hyperbole from one of the characters in the text and how to properly define hyperbole.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas of study:

  • Hyperbole that is used when referencing a certain bodily function
  • The purpose of hyperbole
  • Why it's hyperbole when the author says that God's body would've been teared apart

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hyperbole in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what hyperbole means
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific uses of hyperbole in the stories

Additional Learning

Learn more about a particular literary technique used by Geoffrey Chaucer with the lesson called Hyperbole in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning. Follow along via these helpful study points:

  • Hyperbole in The Knight's Tale
  • The Pardoner and his hyperbole
  • Humorous use of hyperbole in The Canterbury Tales