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  • This speech was so like one of my father's -- so naive an imitation of that subtle reasoner's use of the rhetorical figure called Antanaclasis

    The Caxtons — Volume 12

  • Antanaclasis, as, laying her hand on Roland's arm, she replied in the yet more formidable figure of speech called Epiphonema (or exclamation),

    The Caxtons — Volume 12

  • Upon Inquiry, I found my learned Friend had dined that Day with Mr. Swan, the famous Punnster; and desiring him to give me some Account of Mr. Swan's Conversation, he told me that he generally talked in the Paranomasia, that he sometimes gave into the Plocè, but that in his humble Opinion he shined most in the Antanaclasis.

    Spectator, May 10, 1711

  • Upon inquiry, I found my learned friend had dined that day with Mr. Swan, the famous punster; and desiring him to give me some account of Mr. Swan's conversation, he told me that he generally talked in the _Paranomasia_, that he sometimes gave in to the _Ploce_, but that in his humble opinion he shone most in the _Antanaclasis_.

    Essays and Tales

  • Friend had dined that Day with Mr. _Swan_, the famous Punnster; and desiring him to give me some Account of Mr. _Swan's_ Conversation, he told me that he generally talked in the _Paranomasia_, that he sometimes gave into the _Plocè_, but that in his humble Opinion he shined most in the _Antanaclasis_.

    The Spectator, Volume 1 Eighteenth-Century Periodical Essays

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