This worksheet is designed to educate students on the use of hyperbole, a figure of speech involving exaggerated statements for emphasis and not meant to be taken literally. It presents sentences that contain hyperboles and asks students to underline the exaggerated phrases. In the first section, the students’ task is to identify the hyperboles in five given sentences. In the second section, they are instructed to rewrite three additional sentences to incorporate hyperbole, thus practicing how to create their own exaggerated statements.
The worksheet teaches students to recognize hyperboles in sentences by identifying the exaggeration present in the examples provided. It then challenges them to apply this knowledge creatively by rewriting ordinary statements to include hyperbolic elements. Through this exercise, students learn the effect of hyperbole in language and how it can be used to add humor or dramatic emphasis in writing. The activity helps build their understanding of figurative language and enhances their ability to use literary devices effectively.