Hyperbole – An exaggeration of the size, power, meaning, and so on, of an object or phenomenon in order to emphasize that. A hyperbole is a type of figure of speech.
An example of hyperbole is saying;
- I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
- He’s as strong as an ox.
- I could sleep for a year.
- This book weighs a ton.
A hyperbole is a figure of speech form used in the Bible.
If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away…
Mark 9:23 NIV
“Everything is possible for him who believes.”
“Behold, the world is gone after him.” (The whole world at that time did NOT follow after him but very large crowds in Israel did.)