What literary device is used in this sentence: "The tiger was shot all right, with a Canon camera"? http://heraldnet.com/article/20111017/NEWS01/710179951

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The sentence "The tiger was shot all right, with a Canon camera" does, indeed, include figurative language. That literary device is a pun, or a play on words. When we think of shooting a tiger, what might immediately come to mind is that we'd be using a rifle or shotgun to do the shooting. This sentence, however, plays with the word "shot"--the tiger got his picture taken. Guns aren't the only things that we can "shoot" with, but they're usually the first things we think about. So the sentence is meant to be humorous, a pun.

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