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Puns. Nathan Wells Greenfield Elementary 4 th grade. Puns. Puns fall under the figurative language category. So what is figurative language? It is language that you have to “figure out” As you can see, there are a lot of types of figurative language. Today, we only discuss the pun.

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    1. Puns Nathan Wells Greenfield Elementary 4th grade

    2. Puns • Puns fall under the figurative language category. • So what is figurative language? • It is language that you have to “figure out” • As you can see, there are a lot of types of figurative language. Today, we only discuss the pun.

    3. WHAT IS A PUN? • A pun is a play on words. • These words will have two possible meanings. • Puns are usually funny. • You find them everywhere. (movies, poems, plays, etc.) FYI: Shakespeare is known for his puns • In order for one to understand puns, one must have a decent knowledge of vocabulary and culture.

    4. Purpose Purpose Puns are generally a source of humor, but they can also be cruel or unkind. Simply put, puns are fun to watch and hear. It is entertaining to see and hear such verbal sparring “Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.”Mercutio Richard III Act III, scene i : lines 97 – 98

    5. Puns in your life

    6. Puns in your life

    7. Fun Puns! • I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang…. • but eventually it came back to me. What does a boomerang do? What is the double meaning? • From (Duncan - Victoria, BC) From the Pun of the Day Site

    8. Fun Puns! • He drove his expensive car into a tree and…… • found out how the Mercedes bends. From the Pun of the Day Site

    9. Fun Puns! • A bicycle can't stand on its own because • it is two-tired. From the Pun of the Day Site

    10. Fun Puns! • Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat says to the other, “You stay here, I'll go on a head.” From the Pun of the Day Site

    11. Fun Puns! • Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, • but what would be the point? Kap'n Klystron - Nanuet, NY From the Pun of the Day Site

    12. Fun Puns! • To write with a broken pencil is…. • pointless. From the Pun of the Day Site

    13. Fun Puns! • A boiled egg in the morning is • hard to beat. From the Pun of the Day Site

    14. Fun Puns! • Never lie to an x-ray technician. • They can see right through you. From the Pun of the Day Site