Pun, irony, oxymoron, cliche, and assonance
Definition of a pun
A pun is a play on words that can be taken more than one way because of a word's meaning.
Example of a pun
An example of a pun would be "I didn't like my beard at first, but then it grew on me" or "I like snow, it's really cool."
Definition of Irony
Irony is a speaker saying the opposite of what they really mean. Irony is often associated with sarcasm.
Example of Irony
An example of Irony would be an add saying "Is your phone out of service? Then give us a call!"
Definition of Oxymoron
An oxymoron is two words commonly found together. When taken apart they are opposites.
Example of Oxymoron
An example of an oxymoron would be big shrimp.
Definition of Assonance
An assonance, much like an alliteration, is the repeated sound of a vowel in a sentence, phrase, or story.
Example of Assonance
An example of an assonance would be do you like blue?
The Tail of Puga
"Hey," Marzia greeted as Puga, her small pug, tugged on her leash.
"That's quite a holy bench, (Pun)" Felix remarked. The old bench was barely holding Marzia up because it was very old and full of holes.
"Very funny," Marzia sarcastically replied. Puga tugged on the leash once more, eager to leave the park. Marzia scolded her and turned her attention back to Felix.
"So are we going for a walk?" Felix asked.
"Yeah, I was just waiting for you to get he-" Marzia began. Puga's leash was ripped from her hands and Marzia fell to the ground. Puga took off as soon as Mariza's grip was released.
"Marzia! Are you okay?" Felix shouted.
"Puga!" She yelped, ignoring Felix's question. Marzia got up and chased Puga out of the park.Felix finally caught up to her and repeated his question.
"Fit as a fiddle, (Cliche)" she muttered, not stopping. They chased Puga down the street and into an alley. "Puga?" Marzia called. "Puga Penny Patricia Penelope the Pug!" That was Puga's full name that she made up when she as younger.
"I want to make a name like that for my dog! Edgar Emmitt Elijah Elliot! (Assonance) That as awfully good. (Oxymoron)" He announced. Felix was taking the situation much more lightly than Marzia was, who was still calling Puga.
Puga barreled out of the shadows and leaped into Marzia's arms. She hugged her happily.
"I guess that's the tail of Puga, (Pun)" Felix laughed.