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Examples of Antonomasia


Antonomasia

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-07 13:06:56
Antonomasia is the use of a proper name to stand for something else having an attribute associated with that name, or the use of a general term to stand for a referent having a proper name.

Examples of Antonomasia:

"Son of Laertes" or "Man of Pain" for Odysseus
"Pelides" or "the son of Peleus" for Achilles
"The Stagirite" for Aristotle
"Macedonia"s madman" for Alexander the Great
"The Commentator" for Averroes (so named for his commentaries on "The Philosopher" Aristotle"s works)
"The Dark Knight" or "The Caped Crusader" for Batman (also referred as "The Dynamic Duo" when paired with fictional sidekick, Robin)
"The Fab Four" for The Beatles
"The Iron Chancellor" for Otto von Bismark
"The Don" for Sir Donald Bradman
"La Divina" for Maria Callas
"The Mahatma" for Mohandas Gandhi
"The Führer" for Adolf Hitler
"The King of Pop" for Michael Jackson



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