Antanaclasis (an’-ta-na-cla’-sis): The repetition of a word or phrase whose meaning changes in the second instance.

Let’s ship it by ship!

What, are you kidding? If you’re shipping mail by ship you might as well be shipping chain mail! How utterly Medieval!

If you want the package to arrive before the end of Twenty-Fifteen, send it out via Fedex before 20:15! It will get there by tomorrow & it will only cost you $20.15!

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One response to “Antanaclasis

  1. I guess this is the comment page where you can come up with your own. Here’s my first attempt at antanaclasis:

    I went abroad to acquire the customs of other nations, but then I had to clear customs on my departure.

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