posted by Mary .
My husband said if I would just stop overreacting and be a better mother, everything would be all right.
Can you use this same passage to used as a rehetorical device? (a down player)
Yes. The words have little meaning, but convey an attitude that is an attempt to diminish another.
Overreacting? To what? Is it overreacting?
A better mother? Better than what?
Everything all right? What does that really mean?