Hyperbole

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Meaning

A hyperbole is a dramatic over-exaggeration, used often in humorous poetry. Done well, a hyperbole can also be a source of deft criticism, mockery, or intrigue.

Examples: I’m so hungry I could eat a horse, or, as Jay-Z once claimed:

so many watches I need eight arms

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