Which of the Following Statements is Not an Example of Pun? - English Language

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Following questions are based on the various Figures of Speech.

Which of the following statements is not an example of Pun?

Options

  • No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

  • An ambassador is an honest man who lies abroad for the good of his country.

  • I must be taught my duty, and by you!

  • One truth is clear: whatever is, is right.

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Solution

An ambassador is an honest man who lies abroad for the good of his country.

Explanation:

The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of wordplay that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. “An honest man who lies abroad”  is an example of pun. Therefore, 'An ambassador is an honest man who lies abroad for the good of his country.' is the apt answer.

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