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    Put out the light, then put out the light

    It's an antanaclasis introduced to me by Beasprecatte.

    I dig antanaclasis, it's interesting. But I failed to catch the pun of this one from Shakespear. Anyone care to spare a moment to explain?

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Put out the light, then put out the light

    "Put out the light," [extinguish the light] "then put out the light" [kill her - extinguish her life] [Sorry - had the wrong character in mind]
    Last edited by Anglika; 27-Mar-2008 at 19:24.

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    Re: Put out the light, then put out the light

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Put out the light," [extinguish the light] "then put out the light" [kill him - extinguish his life]
    I see. Thanks very much. Never read any of Shakespear's work, could you tell me which story/book this is from? I'm just curious.

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    Re: Put out the light, then put out the light

    It's from Othello, and is one of my favourite lines. I often say it to my wife when she's been reading in bed for so long that it's keeping me awake.

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    Re: Put out the light, then put out the light

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    It's from Othello, and is one of my favourite lines. I often say it to my wife when she's been reading in bed for so long that it's keeping me awake.
    That's funny. Shakespear probably never thought his lines would be used in more ways than one and to benifit marriages.

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