Is "nearly dragged" a hyperbole or comparison?
she nearly dragged me into my life's path
Hyperbole. I think. (:
A hyperbole is an over-exaggeration (i.e. millions of ants, billions of people). A comparison is usually a metaphor (i.e. The lion of a man...) or a simile (i.e. hot as the sun). That is neither.
"She nearly dragged me into my life's path" is a hyperbole. The word dragged is an exaggeration. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that is an exaggeration and it is used to show statements that are not literally true.