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#119486 - 01/10/04 11:54 AM antiphrasis
wwh Offline
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Noun 1. antiphrasis - the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony)
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
irony - a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

"But Brutus is an honorable man....

#119487 - 05/22/06 09:01 AM Re: antiphrasis
writeoverthetop Offline

Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 1
Antiphrasis- the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense.
Try thinking about antiphrasis in more of an ironic sense.
Consider this example: You'll be tried by an impartial jury of your peers in a court of vengeance.

#119488 - 05/25/06 07:33 PM Re: antiphrasis
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Can I call you Wott for short? Welcome to the board Wott! I hope you wotted what you were doing when you entered the madhouse.

#119489 - 05/25/06 07:52 PM Re: antiphrasis
Father Steve Offline
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
However did you discover one of Doctor Bill's old posts to which to respond?

#119490 - 06/13/06 08:32 PM Re: antiphrasis
dalehileman Offline

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 1773
Loc: Apple Valley, CA, USA
Isn't "I could care less" a typical example

Or does the term apply only to a single word

#119491 - 07/13/06 08:42 AM Re: antiphrasis
TheFallibleFiend Offline

Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA
Speaking of Bill, or rather having written of him, is he around these days?


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