Is this a hyperbole: "Reminiscing, taking a deep dive into the sea of memory."?

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Oct 23, 2016



This statement is metaphoric. A hyperbole is basically an exaggeration, and there isn't anything exaggerated in this sentence. An example of a hyperbole is ' enough food to feed a whole army '

A metaphor on the other hand is more of a symbol.

The Merriam Webster Dictionary states:
"[a metaphor is] a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money"