When I see hyperbole, or any other figurative language, I'll know it.
I am not sure I can be much clearer. There is no formula
. I cannot give you a list of rules or checks that I can use to recognize figurative language.
But when I see it, I will know I have seen it.
And do you think that "I'll just know" is a 100% reliable method of identifying hyperbole?
No methods are 100% reliable. But when it comes to recognizing figurative language, "I'll know it when I see it" is the only method we have.
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