An Excellent Word
December 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
I have thought about and used this concept many times but never had the pleasure of naming it:
A figure of speech in which, typically, a single verb is used to yoke together two or more parts of a sentence with different meanings. Some examples:
“The queen takes counsel and tea” (Pope).
“Mr Pickwick took his hat and his leave” (Dickens).