6 search results for "overstatement"

Overstatement

Definition of Overstatement Overstatement is an act of stating something more profoundly than it actually is, in order to make the point more serious or important or beautiful. In literature,…

Exaggeration

…tears. His brain is the size of a pea. Types of Exaggeration Overstatement It is a statement that slightly exaggerates something to convey the meaning. Cole Porter’s poem You’re the…

Verbal Irony

…of what they intend to say, such as “soft as concrete.” Types of Verbal Irony Sarcasm Exaggeration or Overstatement Understatement Examples of Verbal Irony from Literature Example #1: Romeo &…

Understatement

…look too bad.” Therefore, an understatement is opposite to another figure of speech, hyperbole, which is an overstatement. Common Understatement Examples Let us try to understand understatement better with the…

Literary Devices and Terms

Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. When employed…

Hyperbole

…important not to confuse hyperbole with simile and metaphor. It does make a comparison, like simile and metaphor. Rather, hyperbole has a humorous effect created by an overstatement. Let us…