Put out the light, then put out the light

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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?

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"Put out the light," [extinguish the light] "then put out the light" [kill her - extinguish her life] [Sorry - had the wrong character in mind]
 
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"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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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. :-D
 

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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. :-D

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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