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Also spelt: agnominatio, agnomination

A synonym for paronomasia.
A synonym for polyptoton.
Assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning.

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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.