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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Pun

A play on words that relies on a word’s having more than one meaning or sounding like another word. Shakespeare and other writers use puns extensively, for serious and comic purposes; in Romeo and Juliet (III.i.101), the dying Mercutio puns, “Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.” Puns have serious literary uses, but since the eighteenth century, puns have been used almost purely for humorous effect.

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Words of the Day

I subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

crapulous
1 : marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking
2 : sick from excessive indulgence in liquor

paladin
1 : a trusted military leader (as for a medieval prince)
2 : a leading champion of a cause

Published in: on December 22, 2010 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment