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What is an antanaclasis?

 

Definition
 

An antanaclasis is a pun in which a word is repeated with a different meaning each time.

Example (English)
 
  • Your argument is sound, nothing but sound.

    (Benjamin Franklin, cited by Corbett 1971 482 )

  • Generic
      An antanaclasis is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Corbett 1971 482


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