Re: Antonym of Hyperbole

Subject: Re: Antonym of Hyperbole
From: "<Betsy Danesi Wermuth>" <danesb_l -at- HAYES -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 16:33:15 EDT

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Subject: Re:Antonym of Hyperbole

A hyperbole is a literary device as well, Matt, like a simile, metaphor, etc. I
don't believe a there exists a "true" antonym. Understatement, as opposite to
hyperbole as a yellow light is to a green light, is probably as close to
perfect as we can find.

Thanks a million

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