Literacy Shorts: Litotes

Interesting fact: we get the noun litotes from the original Greek word litos, meaning ‘plain’ or ‘simple’.  Today, we use the term describe a figure of speech in which an ironic understatement (often containing a double-negative) is intentionally presented.  For example: Nicky Kemp wasn’t unhappy that her Friday afternoon lesson was cancelled. Friday afternoon lessons … More Literacy Shorts: Litotes