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Asteismus

Asteismus (as-te-is'-mus) is a witty joke in which a word or phrase is turned on the user. “Katherine: What is your crest? A coxcomb? Petruchio: A combless cock, so Kate will be my hen. Katherine: No cock of mine. You crow too like a craven.” Taming of the Shrew. 2.1.209.

Asteismus is an example of:
Addition, Word Play

What a Difference a Word Makes

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If Hamlet’s first words in the play, “A little more than kin and less than kind,” are an aside, as most editors indicate by prefacing the line with the stage direction, “aside,” then this line would be Hamlet’s first and shortest soliloquy. At the very least, it would be the first time any character in the play spoke directly to the audience,
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Come, sit on me

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Petruchio
Come, sit on me.
Katherine
Asses are made to bear, and so are you.
Petruchio
Women are made to bear, and so are you.
Katherine
No such jade as you, if me you mean.
Petruchio
Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee,
For knowing thee to be but young and light—
Katherine
Too light for such a swain as you to catch,

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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 209

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