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Hyperbole ELA.7.L.C17.2

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  • Q1
    The Last Shot The crowd was as tense as a mouse meeting fear; Their backs are straighter than rulers. Time is like the speed of light. Everybody’s eyes are as large as saucers. I am always given the last shot; My aim is as certain as the rising sun. 1. Which line from “The Last Shot” is an example of hyperbole?
    “Everybody’s eyes are as large as saucers.”
    "Their backs are straighter than rulers."
    “The crowd was as tense as a mouse meeting fear…”
    “Time is like the speed of light.”
    30s
  • Q2
    The Last Shot The crowd was as tense as a mouse meeting fear; Their backs are straighter than rulers. Time is like the speed of light. Everybody’s eyes are as large as saucers. I am always given the last shot; My aim is as certain as the rising sun. 2. What is the literal meaning of the line "My aim is as certain as the rising sun"?
    The speaker never misses a shot.
    Sometimes the speaker hits the goal, and sometimes he does not.
    Sometimes the speaker misses a shot, so the crowd is nervous.
    The speaker practices a lot but does not have perfect aim.
    30s
  • Q3
    Appetite In a house the size of a postage stamp lived a man as big as a barge. His mouth could drink the entire river You could say it was rather large For dinner he would eat a trillion beans And a silo full of grain, Washed it down with a tanker of milk As if he were a drain. 3. Which of the following lines from “Appetite” is not an example of hyperbole?
    “For dinner he would eat a trillion beans…”
    “His mouth could drink the entire river.”
    "You could say it was rather large."
    “In a house the size of a postage stamp…”
    30s

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