Flashcard 10 - High School English I: Reading Flashcard Set for the STAAR test


The correct answer is:

Overstatement; understatement


Using understatement or overstatement can help an author draw attention to an idea by making it seem more or less important than it actually is. A critical reader will be able to identify when under- or overstatement is being used and understand that the author is doing so with a purpose.

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