What are some examples of hyperboles?
Hyperbole Adds EmphasisI’ve told you to clean your room a million times!It was so cold, I saw polar bears wearing hats and jackets.She’s so dumb, she thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company.I am so hungry I could eat a horse.I have a million things to do today.
What does it mean if something is an understatement?
1 : a statement that represents something as smaller or less intense, or less important than it really is : a statement that understates something To say that I was surprised by this outcome would be an understatement.
What is an understatement example?
An understatement is a figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intentionally make a situation seem less important than it really is. For example, you win 10 million dollars in a lottery. When you tell a news reporter “I am delighted,” you are making an understatement.
What is an example of overstatement?
Overstatement Examples: “I would die if I ever met Brad Pitt in person.” “I haven’t seen you in a million years!”