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Hyperbole and Idiom

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Kiara Cogdell

on 26 March 2013

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Transcript of Hyperbole and Idiom

Hyperbole and Idiom Let's Talk About.... Quick Review 1. Instead of saying "died", say "he passed away"
2. She hung her head like a dying flower.
3. A new type of broom came out. It is sweeping the nation.
4. The ocean was a raging bull.
5. Sally was so tired from her business trip that she just wanted to click her heels together three times and be home.
6. Name the three types of irony.
What is Hyperbole? An overstatement or exaggeration of something used for special effect or humor. What is Idiom? Let's Practice! 1. Right now, I'm broke.
2. I could sleep for a year.
3. I've seen this movie at least 80,000 times.
4. This box weighs a ton.
5. You are driving me up the wall. Can you make a sentence with the following hyperbole? Example: I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. A phrase that has a special meaning different from the literal meaning of the actual words. Example: It's raining cats and dogs. Tell whether each sentence is hyperbole or idiom. Next, tell what each sentence means. Challenge Your Brain a heavy book
a funny girl Explain the meaning of these frequently used idioms. under the weather
hard headed
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