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U is for Underscoring the Importance of Understatement | #AtoZChallenge

Understatement An understatement is a figure of speech used in writing and speaking that diminishes (understates) the seriousness or importance of an event or situation. It is the opposite of hyperbole/overstatement. An understatement creates the effect of irony, since the … Continue reading

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S is for Synecdoche | #AtoZChallenge

Synecdoche A figure of speech in which the part is made to represent the whole, or vice-versa. Synecdoche is a subclass of metonymy where a whole represents a part (“Edmonton” represents the Oilers hockey team), a part represents a whole … Continue reading

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