Thursday, February 27, 2020

Easy for You to Say

Read the following sentence:

Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

After you've tried to say this three times fast, what literary term is this an example of (twice even)?

a. hyperbole
b. verbal irony
c. alliteration
d. pun

Scroll down for the answer.

a. is incorrect.  There is no exaggeration here.
b. is incorrect.  While verbal irony does deal with saying things, it means that what is said is not what is meant.
c. is correct.  The tongue twister alliterates the "l" sound and the "w" sound by placing them at the beginning of words spaced closely together.
d. is incorrect.  A pun is a play on words and while this sentence maybe playful, it's not a pun.  The punned word must have a double meaning.


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