pa-ro-no-ma'-si-a from Gk. para, "alongside" and onomos, "name"
("to alter slightly in naming")
Also known as prosonomasia,adnominatio or agnominatio, allusio
the nicknamer, allusion
Using words that sound alike but that differ in meaning (punning).
The Ad Herennium author further specifies that this is brought about through various kinds of metaplasm.
A jesting friar punned upon the name of the famous humanist Erasmus, "Errans mus" [erring mouse]. —Puttenham
A pun is its own reword.
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