16 search results for "euphemism"

Understatement

…no other word can be used as its substitute. However, a few following words are its distant synonyms such as euphemism, understatement, minimization, trivialization, or sometimes subtlety, litotes, and meiosis….

Cor Blimey

…a euphemism. However, its first print record has been found in A Dictionary of Slang and Jargons written by Barrere and Leland. The dictionary was published in 1886 but its…

Litotes

…subtlety, understatement, underemphasis, underplaying, trivialization, understatedness, and euphemism. However, it must be kept in mind that no term could replace it in the same meanings and that every term is…

After Death

…the poem to emphasize the point such as; “‘Poor child, poor child’: and as he turned away.” Euphemism: It is a figure of speech designed to replace phrasing that would…

Life In Our Village

…look at boys Because the elders say That is not good.” Euphemism: It is a figure of speech commonly used to replace a word or phrase that is related to…

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 properly, the…