Hyperbole in The Raven


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Hyperbole is the use of what type of language?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of hyperbole that the narrator uses to describe the Raven's appearance?

2. Hyperbole is used in 'The Raven' to do which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hyperbole is often used in literature to connect the way something actually is to the feeling it inspires to evoke a clearer picture in the head of the reader in a simple way. This quiz will help you to gauge your knowledge of hyperbole as it is used in The Raven.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment focuses on the following regarding The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe:

  • Examples of hyperbole from the text
  • Examples of what is not hyperbolic
  • How hyperbole can evoke or imply a feeling

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of hyperbole
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding literary devices and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions that require you to identify hyperboles in Poe's The Raven

Additional Learning

For more information on literary devices and their use in this poem, consult the lesson titled Hyperbole in The Raven. This lesson includes more information such as:

  • Specific examples of hyperbole in the poem
  • How Poe uses hyperbole
  • Hyperbole and the word 'nevermore'