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Antonomasia

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Diana Parras

on 28 September 2012

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Antonomasia By: Diana Parras Definition: Substituting a descriptive phrase for a proper name, or substituting a proper name for a quality associated with it
It's basically a name change. In literature, it is often used to give a character a name that can refer to their purpose in the novel.
It is also provides extra information on a character's personality
It allows the reader to get a better understanding of the character and the messages the author is trying to convey through them Related Terms: Works Cited Periphrasis: the substitution of a descriptive word or phrase for a proper name
Circumlocution: to "talk around" something, usually by supplying a descriptive phrase in place of a name "antonomasia." Silva Rhetoricae: The
Forest of Rhetoric. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012
<http://rhetoric.byu.edu/figures/A/
antonomasia.htm>
"Antonomasia - HihiWiki." derekmueller.net.
N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012
<http://www.rheticle.com/wiki/Antonomasia> Examples:
"The King of Pop"
"Your Majesty"
"Your Honor"
"The Dark Knight" Effects/Purpose
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