Kinds of language

hyperbole
(n)
high-PER-bǝ-lee
Meaning

exaggeration; overstatement;

1st Sample Sentence

The statement "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse" is an instance of hyperbole.

Root

hyper (beyond)#ballein (to throw) (Greek)

Mnemonics

hyper (beyond the limit) + bole (means speak). So someone who gives the statement beyond his limit i.e. basically overstating.

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