Antanaclasis


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

There isn’t enough room in your room to even call it a room: it’s more like a walk-in closet with a window. You need to do some remodeling. If you knock out that wall over there, you’re room will be a knock out! You’ll say “wow” to yourself every time you go to bed–it’ll be like sleeping in a bed of roses.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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