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Kafka and Understatement

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The Metamorphosis, Franz Kakfa

Kafka, Franz. "The Metamorphosis." 1916. Trans. Ian Johnston. Planet PDF. Malaspina University-College Nanaimo, BC, 1999. Web. 15 August 2016.

All of the following are examples of understatement EXCEPT

A

"'What's happened to me,' he thought. It was no dream" (line 5).

B

"He did not know what to make of them" (line 20).

C

"'Why don't I keep sleeping for a little while longer and forget all this foolishness,' he thought" (lines 12-13).

D

"He really didn't feel particularly fresh and active" (line 32).

E

"Apart from a really excessive drowsiness after the long sleep, Gregor in fact felt quite well" (lines 36-37).