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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Esto implica no solo el desarrollo de los temas mediante procedimientos retoricos particulares (disemias, paronomasias, desdoblamientos) de acuerdo con la idea central del poema, sino tambien la eleccion de una forma metrica especifica para cada uno de ellos.
Paronomasia is the use of words that sound similar to other words, but have different meanings and the example to understand that more easily would be (The end of the plain plane, explained).
Serra concluye que "la paronomasia es un artilugio muy visible, de modo que su uso jamas pasa desapercibido y su abuso resulta cargante.
The poem throughout maintains a complex, wrought prosody, perhaps best described with Roman Jakobson's term paronomasia: literally, 'near-naming.' In his book, Language in Literature (1987), Jakobson identifies the hallmark of prosody as the correspondence of same sounds for a musical purpose: "Paronomasia, a semantic confrontation of phonemically similar words irrespective of any etymological connection." (31) Jakobson's prime example of this phenomenon is a phrase from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"--"the pallid bust of Pallas" (32) --in which the phonemic closeness of "pallid" and "Pallas" has an effect akin to what de la Selva does with "Devil" and "revel." The paronomastic qualities of "The Haunted House of Leon" are ornate, almost Baroque.
Ademas de su indisimulada querencia por autores galorromanos como Sidonio Apolinar, su correspondencia con Venancio Fortunato y su devocion por Martin de Tours, el obispo de Braga no duda en recurrir a la elocuente paronomasia Gallia/Gallicia como colofon a su poema In basilica (vv.
Through the slight shift in consonants, a technique for creating a tension of juxtaposed meanings known in Arabic as jinas or paronomasia, their veils (magancaha) become like flowing wings (mijanaha in Sacidi dialect).
In questo brano una paronomasia piuttosto buffonesca ed evidente, crimen crinium, prepara quella che, come anticipato da V.
Of course, paronomasia is not uncommon in the West, especially in the form of puns.
His final observation regarding his plan seems at first glance an obvious paronomasia based on the skin color of the slaves and the colors of the metallic money that he expects to amass: "por negros que sean, los he de volver blancos o amarillos" (1.29:340).
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.
In Galaxies, alliteration and paronomasia are essential mechanisms, in a syntax that builds its sentences that seem to flow indefinitely.
To be a translator is to ride a piebald horse called Rising Panic across the occasional plains of straightforward grammar, over the barricades of paronomasia and unintended solecisms, through the dark miasma of technical jargon and bureaucratic doublespeak, and around the pitfalls of assuming without checking--all beneath the lowering sky of the Swiftly Approaching Deadline.