Literary Term Assignment Hyperbole- a figure of speech that can oftentimes reflect the vernacular of the times. It is a device which uses exaggeration to give a statement impact. Assignment: Write a paragraph describing a situation or something using PLAIN language. Rewrite it using as much hyperbole as possible. Must have 5-7 sentences and at least 4 examples of hyperbole. Example: I felt hungry and really wanted to eat a lot of food. I was stuck in class and the time was going by slowly. In fact, it was going by so slowly, it was making me upset. I could hardly wait for the bell to ring. Hyperbole: I was so hungry I could eat a horse. Time was simply crawling by, the clock seemed like its hands were stuck in one place. In fact, it w as creeping by so painfully slow, that I was turning beet red and I thought I would explode. I had total ants in my pants. I could hardly wait for the bell to ring.