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#119486 - 01/10/04 04:54 PM antiphrasis Joined: Jan 2001
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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 01:01 PM Re: antiphrasis Joined: May 2006
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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 11:33 PM Re: antiphrasis Joined: Aug 2002
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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 11:52 PM Re: antiphrasis Joined: Sep 2000
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However did you discover one of Doctor Bill's old posts to which to respond?
#119490 - 06/14/06 12:32 AM Re: antiphrasis Joined: Jul 2005
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Isn't "I could care less" a typical example
Or does the term apply only to a single word
#119491 - 07/13/06 12:42 PM Re: antiphrasis Joined: Jan 2002
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Speaking of Bill, or rather having written of him, is he around these days?
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