Metaplasm (met’-a-plazm): A general term for orthographical figures (changes to the spelling of words). This includes alteration of the letters or syllables in single words, including additions, omissions, inversions, and substitutions. Such changes are considered conscious choices made by the artist or orator for the sake of eloquence or meter, in contrast to the same kinds of changes done accidentally and discussed by grammarians as vices (see barbarism). See: antisthecon, aphaeresis, apocope, epenthesis, paragoge, synaloepha.
I can’t believe the daily corrupto news flashes. The White House has turned into the Wrong House–the wrong house for Donald Trump. Neeirly every day lands a new scandal. When will it all come to a head? Or better, when will it all come to an end? When we invade N. Korea?
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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