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The Remains of the Day

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Polished Speech

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When Mr. Stevens remembers how the spotlessly polished silver at Darlington Hall improved Lord Halifax’s mood at a crucial moment in Britain’s history, he says “it is not absurd to think back to such instances with a glow of satisfaction.” Which of the following terms characterizes the phrase “glow of satisfaction”?

A

Play on words

B

Aphorism

C

Hyperbole

D

Anecdote

E

Euphemism