A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement, not meant to be taken literally, but used to create a dramatic effect.
He was taking forever to get ready.
She gulped as she stared at the endless piles of bills on the table.
The hyperbole exaggerates the character’s anxiety.
We tried everything.
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