The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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In The Taming of the Shrew, find an example of a pun in the conversation between Pertruchio and Grumio in Act I Scene II.

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Puns are a form of humorous word play where the individual uses a word which has different meanings to create humor by using one of the meanings of the word in the phrase.

The first few conversational exchanges between Petruchio and Grumio after arriving at Hortensio are pun intended. Petruchio asks Grumio to knock on the door but because Petruchio was not explicit and just asked Grumio to knock, Grumio took the opportunity to joke by asking Petruchio who he should knock. “Knock, sir! Whom should I knock? Is there man has rebused your worship?” this statement is followed by a...

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