The last example also contains paronomasia ; here, the pun is on possessed meaning both having come into possession and unreasonably determined.
Here, as throughout the poem, her paronomasia acts as a device for eliciting the sensitive connections between words and our physical response to them.
Michael Wood's essay, clearly a labor of love, discusses Guillermo Cabrera Infante's Tres tristes tigres, as well as its ambitious translation, concentrating on the author's Joycean ‘besetting virtue,’ paronomasia .
That humorous lyric mentioned earlier, ‘You can't have your Kate and Edith, too’ and the song ‘Overnight Male’ demonstrate paronomasia , use of words alike in sound but different in meaning.
This run of pointed paronomasia comes to a head in ‘fetters,’ which gathers to itself the accumulated sense, minted in the interests of others, of discursive abstractions that bind.