Meaning of antanaclasis


Pronunciation: (ant"an-u-klas'is), [key]
— n. Rhet.
  1. a form of speech in which a key word is repeated and used in a different, and sometimes contrary, way for a play on words, as in The craft of a politician is to appear before the public without craft.
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