On an assignment, the teacher instructed that "hyperboles must be original." What does that mean?
Create your own from your own mind and in your own words!
Hyperbole's are very common, so what your teacher means when saying that the hyperbole's must be original, you must make up your own. Don't use one that's well-known or one from the inter-webs.
Common hyperbole's include:
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is older than dirt.
He has a brain the size of a pea.
These are all extreme exaggerations, which is what a hyperbole is.
If you think about it, we use hyperbole's all the time. Just think about it. You could come up with great hyperbole's!