Stylistic Devices | Litotes
What is litotes?
Litotes is a figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite. For example, instead of saying that someone is mean, you can say he is not very generous.
Examples of litotes
He’s not a very generous man.
She is not very beautiful.
He is not the friendliest person I ‘ve met.
Don’t be too wicked.
It won’t be an easy trip
He is not unaware of his wife’s foolishness.
List of Figures of Speech in the English Language – Literary Devices
|Anaphora||Epiphora (or epistrophe)||Tautology|
|Anticlimax||Hypophora||Zeugma and syllepsis|
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