As a person who loves the craft of the written word, one of the silly yet effective tools that I enjoy is the double entendre.
The standard way to define this is:
A literary device that can be defined as a phrase or a figure of speech that might have multiple senses, interpretations or two different meanings or that could be understood in two different ways.
Oxford Dictionary says, “it “conveys an indelicate meaning”. The first meaning in double entendre is usually straightforward while the second meaning is ironic, risqué or inappropriate.”
Here are some examples. perhaps you can comment some of yours. Just a note of advice, the last one is a bit dirty.
A new weight-loss study requires a larger sample group.
Criminals get nine months in violin case
In the land of pencils, Number 2 is Number One.
I know my computer loves me; it’s always going down.
Who doesn’t like a good pun? As a literary tool, they are hard to beat. So, here are a few I thought I would post and if you’ve got any of your own please comment.
Corduroy pillows are making headlines.
A horse is a very stable animal.
An elephant’s opinion carries a lot of weight.
You can’t lose picking a sherbet for dessert.
Energizer Bunny arrested — charged with battery.
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As a person who loves to be inventive in my own way, it was a while back that having been inspired by the likes of the Sonnet, Limerick and Haiku, I thought about trying to develop my own poetic format. This is what I ended up developing. Who knows, maybe it will catch on.
I call it Singular Linearism.
The name is a result of the fact that it is made up only lines of a single word or single small phrase of less that 5 words. The full piece can be either 16 or 20 lines. And the structure is as follows:
If 16 lines –
Lines 1 – 3 – One word
Line 4 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 5 – 7 – One word
Line 8 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 9 – 11 – One word
Line 12 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 13 – 15 – One word
Line 16 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
If using 20 lines the phase should be at lines 5, 10, 15 and 20.
Here is a short list of some of my favorite works of master poets.