litotes is a rhetorical device that is used to make an understatement by negating the opposite of what is being said. It is a form of understatement that can be used to create a subtle or ironic effect. By using a double negative or negating the opposite of what is being said, litotes can add nuance, complexity, or irony to a statement. It is often used in literature to express modesty, soften criticism, or create a sense of humor or irony. Litotes can be found in a variety of literary genres, from poetry and drama to novels and short stories

Examples of litotes:

“I’m not saying you’re wrong.”

“It’s not a bad day.”

“He’s not unattractive.”

“I’m not unfamiliar with that topic.”

“It’s not the worst thing in the world.”

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