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Devices
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  1. hyperbole (plural hyperboles)
    • (uncountable) Extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.
    • (uncountable) Deliberate exaggeration.
    • (countable) An instance or example of this technique.
    • (countable, obsolete) A hyperbola.

    • Synonyms overstatement exaggeration
    • Antonyms meiosis understatement
    • Derived terms hyperbolic
  2. Understatement Noun understatement (plural understatements)
    • a disclosure or statement that is less than complete restraint or lack of emphasis, especially for ironic effect
    • Related terms understate
  3. litotes (uncountable)
    (rhetoric) A figure of speech in which the speaker emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite; a figure of speech in which understatement is used with negation to express a positive attribute; a form of irony
  4. Antithesis
    • A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.(rhetoric) A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in parallel form.
    • Antonyms epitome
    • Related terms antithetical
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