Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
You have an odd definition of hyperbole.
A hyperbole is a figure of speech or a rhetorical device that is usually an exaggerated statement. It is used to evoke strong emotional response or create an effect to what is communicated. A hyperbole is a literary device which is used in poetry, casual talk and one can even find examples of it in the bible as well. Hyperboles are common in love poems, where exaggeration of the beauty and other traits of the lover take place. It is also used to describe the heroic deeds of kings and knights. If hyperboles fail to create the dramatic sense of the poetic piece, exaggeration may seem really comical.
Hyperboles augment reality and carry the listener or the reader beyond the boundaries of cogent thoughts. People often confuse it with a simile or a metaphor, because a hyperbole is also used to compare two objects.
You read that in Farmer's Almanac?