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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 metaphorical.

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proverb

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 metaphorical. A proverb ...

paremiology

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 Tavira and aiming, among ...

paremiography

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, ranging from ancient ...

wellerisms

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, often when taken ...

anti-proverb

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.

bisociation

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 hearer or reader is ...

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 proverbial phrase permits ...

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