Videos > Litotes (Figures of Speech)

Litotes (Figures of Speech)

A litotes is a deliberate understatement. Or should I say, it is not an accidental overstatement. Often litotes will be seen as double negatives, like "not too shabby" or "not bad". In Latin we see this a lot with the word "non". But don't think that a litotes HAS to be a double negative. Robert Frost would suggest otherwise. I hope this video will suffice.

Views: 1,291

Likes: 101

Topics: figures of speech

Published on October 29, 2018