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  •   A word play suggesting, with humorous intent, the different meanings of one word or the use of two or more words similar in sound but different in meaning. (From Poetry Glossary) A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words.
  •  A humorous substitution of words that are alike in sound but different in meaning, as in this passage from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll: “And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.  “Ten hours the first day,” said the Mock Turtle, “nine the next, and so on.”  “What a curious plan!” exclaimed Alice.  “That's the reason they're called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.”  View slide
  •  Why did the kid bring scissors to school? •So he could cut class. Written by Anglela, age 11 - Tom Swifities Link View slide
  •  How do mountains hear? hear •With mountaineers. mountaineers Written Dave, age 10- Tom Swifities Link
  •  What was the reporter doing at the ice cream shop? shop •Getting the scoop! scoop Tom Swifities Link
  •  How do you fix a broken tomato? •With tomato paste. paste Tom Swifities Link Toma t o Paste
  •  Why did the spider go to the computer? computer •To check his web site. site Written by Rachel - Tom Swifities Link
  •  Why is a crossword puzzle like a quarrel? quarrel •Because one word leads to another. (Joseph Rosenbloom
  •  What did the big toe say to the little toe?" •There's a big heel following us. (Kid's Jokes)