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Of or pertaining to the art of writing in any form or style, most especially published works.

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Literature; Proverbs

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often ...


Literature; Proverbs

Paremiology is the study of proverbs. It can be dated back as far as Aristotle. In 2008 it was created the International Association of Paremiology (AIP-IAP), established in ...


Literature; Proverbs

Paremiography is the study of the collection and writing of proverbs. It is a sub-field of paremiology, the study of proverbs. There are many published collection of proverbs, ...


Literature; Proverbs

Wellerisms, named after Sam Weller in Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers, make fun of established clichés and proverbs by showing that they are wrong in certain situations, ...


Literature; Proverbs

An anti-proverb is the transformation of a stereotype word sequence for humorous effect. To have full effect, an anti-proverb must be based on a known proverb.


Literature; Proverbs

It is a kind of humorous effect. This is a technical term coined by Arthur Koestler. He says that a funny text is situated in two different semantic levels. In the beginning, the ...

proverbial phrase

Literature; Proverbs

A proverbial phrase is type of a conventional saying similar to proverbs and transmitted by oral tradition. The difference is that a proverb is a fixed expression, while a ...