—an exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally but used to grab attention, emphasize a point, or convey strong emotions.

‘That went on forever!'
‘I thought I was going to die of old age before she finished.'
‘Listening to that lecture was like being eaten by an ant!'

can be a fun and impactful tool in both and speech. It helps paint a vivid picture or evoke a strong reaction, making your message more .

The more outrageous the exaggeration, the more humorous or impactful that portion of your speech will be.