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Can you please check if the following definitions are possible? Thank you


1)The iamb is an unstress-stress pattern like the word "upon".
2) The anapaest is the unstress-unstress-stress pattern.
3)The oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two contradictory words (terms) are side by side.
4) The euphemism is a figure of speech in which an inoffensive term is substituted for another which is considered to be offensive.
5)The simile is an explicit comparison between two things, like in "You are as fast as lightning".
6) Irony is the use of a word to say the opposite of its literal meaning.
7)The litotes is a figure of speech in which you deny the opposite meaning of a word to say that word.

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    1) An iamb is a two-syllable foot in an unstress-stress pattern as in the word "upon".

    2) An anapaest is a three-syllable foot in an unstress-unstress-stress pattern as in "like a wolf".

    3) An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two contradictory words or terms are side by side.

    4) A euphemism is a figure of speech in which an inoffensive term is substituted for another which is considered to be offensive.

    5) A simile is an explicit comparison between two things including the word "like" or "as", as in "You are as fast as lightning."

    6) Irony is the use of a word to say the opposite of its literal meaning.

    7) Litotes is a figure of speech involving a form of understatement in which denial of the opposite meaning of a word is used to convey that meaning. [You should probably give an example here. This is pretty vague!]

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