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What is Antanaclasis?

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Khelsea Collins

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of What is Antanaclasis?

understanding it better Antanaclasis Antanaclasis is when one word is used multiple times in which each time has a different meaning. Whichever word is chosen, the word should be spelled the same & pronounced the same. the government has the right to tax us but let's make sure the taxes are right.
Our company is terrible company.
If it's not on, it's not on Antanaclasis are basically puns, & are also known as a type of verbal play. Examples are: "Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men.
Put out the light, and then put out the light.” Antanaclasis can be found anywhere from literature to songs. In literature ,William Shakespeare has used alot of antanaclasis in his plays. For instance, in "Othello" it says: In "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" by Kanye West ft Jay-Z, Jay-z says " I'm not a business man, I am a business man"

In " Get down" by Cam'ron ft Juelz Santana, the lyrics are " my dishes white china, from China" In songs, antanaclasis can be found without you even noticing it. Examples are: Common mistakes are phrases in which people think are an example of antanaclasis but are not.
"The plane flew over a plain in Kentucky." Yes the two words are pronounced the same but these words are spelled differently which is what makes this NOT an example of antanaclasis. "I caught a bass while playing my bass." Yes the two words are spelled the same but these words are also pronounced differently which makes this NOT an example of antanaclasis.
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