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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There are some kinds of pun which are antanaclasis , paronomasia , syllepsis.
In this context, IAA renewed its keenness to cooperate fully with all media establishments, calling upon them to adhere to the media professional ethics and avoid paronomasia which serves no aim but disseminate the wrong information, distort reality and harm the kingdom's image worldwide.
Without realizing it, she clung to the poetic device of paronomasia.
But the intrusion of rhetoric here at the end of the poem is remarkable and Wordsworth's specific use of paronomasia and polyptoton suggests another reading.
Whether urged on by paronomasia or color illiteracy, much of the first half of Burt's essay means to incite, as when he counters arguments about the existence of "white male anxiety" by exclaiming, "Similarly, arguments that the black bodies of actors playing Othello are being exploited because they are commodified have no purchase" (emphases added, 166).
E difficile non vedere nel sintagma "boy structure" una paronomasia lungo l'asse paradigmatico con un sottinteso [body structure], tanto piu che, lungo l'asse sintagmatico, questo sintagma e immediatamente preceduto dalla menzione esplicita della parola sottintesa: "a soiled idiot body".
It's a thing I bought Of a bit of a chit of a boy i' the mid o' the day-- I like to dock the smaller parts-o'-speech, As we curtail the already cur-tail'd cur (You catch the paronomasia, play 'po' words?
Analyzing paronomasia in Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, Sid Ray, for example, argues that the play renders "the pregnant woman visible, intricate, redeemed and above all unfixed and heterogeneous--pregnant with possibilities" (28).
e pode combinar com diferentes recursos estilisticos (rima, aliteracao, assonancia, elipse de artigo, repeticao de palavras, hiperbole, antitese, dialogismo, paronomasia, trocadilho, etc).
From the latter field we find locatives, metathesis, middle verbs, mimation, modal verbs, mood (Arabic dialects), mood (Standard Arabic), morphology, nasalization, number, numerals, nunation, object (absolute), palatalization, paronomasia, participle, parts of speech, passive, passive (syntax), pausal forms, performatives, personal pronouns (Arabic dialects), phonological merger, phonological split, poetic license, possession, predicate, prepositions, presentatives, pro-drop, pronominalization, proper names, prothetic vowel, pseudodual, pseudoverbs, punctuation.
78) Peek 1965:166-67, while noting Palladas's predilection for punning, idomatic expression and gnomai, regards the occurrence of metaphor, metonymy, paronomasia, anaphora, antithesis and parallelism as the common 'Gut' of epigram, rather than characteristic of Palladas, and suggests further research.
Upon Enquiry, I found my learned Friend had dined that day with Mr Swan, the famous punster; and desiring him to give me some Account of Mr Swan's Conversation, he told me that he generally talked in the Paronomasia, that he sometimes gave into the Ploce, but that in his humble Opinion he shined most in the Antaclasis.