Paronomasia


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Paronomasia

 

a figure of speech in which paronyms are set in opposition to produce a comic effect or suggest a figurative meaning. Paronyms are words whose similarity in sound or partial coincidence in morphemic composition may cause errors in usage or, more frequently, give rise to puns. Examples of paronomasia are the Russian muzh po drova, zhena so dvora (“when the husband leaves to get the firewood, the wife gets to leave the house”) and the French apprendre n’est pas comprendre (“studying is not the same as learning”).

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He observed after hundreds of examples that that Indo-European poeta vatres used a very sophisticated technique of eponymy and paronomasia, and also noted that this technique could be found in classical poetry--and considered it a trade secret that he could not explain: "Comment Naevius, Ennius, Pacuvius, Attius conseraient encore une tradition qui pouvait sembler inviolable a leur epoque imitative, je le comprends encore.
Ya Shakespeare lo dijo en Romeo y Julieta, entre versos y veras, cuando las palabras como con las espadas (swords, words, swear words), defendiendose de una con otras, siempre jugando herido de muerte, tiene todavia una ultima paronomasia mercurial:
9 I think this example and the following one are both paronomasias.
Edwin Whitesell, "Intentional Ambiguities in Beowulf," Tennessee Studies in Literature 11 (1966): 145-49; Roberta Frank, "Some Uses of Paronomasia in Old English Scriptural Verse," Speculum 47 (1972): 207-26; Fred C.
A volte l'omofonia si estende oltre il suffisso -tor e abbraccia la vocale precedente o piu fonemi fino a creare parole diverse solo per qualche lettera, al limite della paronomasia (173).
En la perifrasis durativa progresiva, van pisando establece un paralelismo formal o paronomasia con pasos y provoca un efecto sonoro que recrea la accion que se realiza, lo que tiene repercusiones de sentido en la situacion que se esta describiendo y dan enfasis a la escena mediante la experiencia de la evocacion auditiva.
O roubo do silencio seria bom pois ali nao se encontraria "o tatibitate minimalista da poesia de heranca concreto-cabralina, nem parentesco com a prosa sua irma, prisioneira da paronomasia, nem concessoes a gaiolinha pintada dos novos parnasianos--escravos da medida automatica, academicos no sentido curto--, e muito menos comunga este livro o caldo indigesto de preciosismo tardo-simbolista, autointitulado neobarroco, amante do bestialogico.
GTB son, obviamente, las iniciales del autor empirico, que pueden estar encubiertas mediante una paronomasia con el J.
Precisamente con ese verso, <<el alma toca al arma a los sentidos>> -con una paronomasia y una aliteracion intensificando la sonoridad de un contenido asombroso-, quisiera terminar porque es tambien lo que nos sucede a los lectores con la poesia amorosa de Francisco de Quevedo: <<El alma toca al arma a los sentidos>>.
The mocking sound of the paronomasia "fair attitude" somewhat dilutes the factuality of the new approach, (57) but sticks to the facts, the Attic provenance and character of the urn, risking a pun rather than resorting to an awkward "fair Atticness.
Gulliver, on the other hand, displays his close relationship with the asinine as he adapt, the classical metamorphic archetype of man as ass by psychologically translating himself into Houyhnhnm The onomastics and paronomasia of the name Lemuel are developed into an examination of hybridity as applicable to Gulliver, Swift, and genre.
Ronsard, like his precursor and successor, uses paronomasia, referring to his beloved Helene as "ma douce haleine" ("my sweet breath") (Selected Poems 41).