Antonomasia

Examples Help! What is the definition of Antonomasia?

How do you define Antonomasia? What is a Antonomasia? The word derives from the Greek word antonomazein meaning "to name differently". The definition of Antonomasia is as follows:

 

English Grammar & Terminology Definition of Antonomasia

Definition: Antonomasia is a rhetoric device where a word or phrase for a proper name is substituted for example when his majesty is used for a king. Conversely it also refers to the use of a proper name such when a wise man is called a Solomon or when an eminent scientist is called an Einstein

Definition of Antonomasia

Examples of Antonomasia
Antonomasia examples can be found referring to many famous people who are eminent in their particular field of expertise or celebrity as detailed in the following list:

  • "The Little Corporal" for Napoleon I
  • "His Majesty" for a king
  • "Her Royal Highness" for a princess
  • "Einstein" for a scientist
  • "The Iron Duke" for the Duke of Wellington
  • " The King of Rock" for Elvis Presley
  • "The Great Bard" for William Shakespeare
  • "The Spurs" for Tottenham Hotspur
  • "The Voice" for Frank Sinatra
  • "The Scottish play" for Macbeth
  • "A Benedict Arnold" or "Quisling" for a traitor

Examples Help - Figures of Speech - Antonomasia

In Figurative Language we use words in such a way that they differ somewhat from ordinary every-day speech and convey meanings in a more vivid and impressive manner. Figures, like Antonomasia make speech more effective, they beautify and emphasize it in Rhetoric which is the art of speaking and writing effectively. Figures of speech such as Antonomasia use word association to convey emotion and mood often in a non-literal sense.

Examples Help! Using Antonomasia

Figures of speech such as Antonomasia adds adornment, beautifies, colors, elegant variation, embellishment, embroidery, emphasis, exaggeration, exclamation, flourish, floweriness, irony, lushness and luxuriance to the English language. This page providing facts and info about Figures of Speech will help with the understanding of this subject.

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Antonomasia

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