Of Mice and Men

We gotta house and chickens an' fruit trees an' a place a hundred time prettier than this.

Writers use figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole) to describe things in fresh, new ways. Four common types of figurative language are defined in the box below. For each passage from the novel, tell which type of figurative language it contains and explain what the figure of speech describes or means.

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Hyperbole: The statement "one hundred times prettier than this" is pretty much a deliberate exaggeration. Amount of "prettiness" is not a quantifiable comparison so this is a definite exaggeration by George to prove a point about their dream farm.