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a figure of speech in which the writer deliberately makes something seem smaller or lesser (less good, less important) than it actually is. See euphemism litotes and meiosis.
the exact words that someone says, e.g. â??How long will you be?â?? she asked.
two successive lines in a poem which have end-rhyme.
words or phrases before and after a difficult word or text that that help us understand it.
a noun that names a particular group of people or things, e.g. a flock of birds, a herd of...