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Pun

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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(παρονομασία, παρήχησις), a figure of speech, discussed by antique rhetorical theory; a play on words, involving the juxtaposition—either obvious or ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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3,307 words

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “pun” as “the use of a word in such a way as to suggest two ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

and word-play (ancient techniques, common in many linguistic communities) are found in Chaucer, as in other medieval writers. Rhetoricians ...

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