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Abrahams answer aspects basic Ben-Amos blackey block element book rhymes characterize claims cognitive consider construction context continuum conventional cultural deleted denominal verbs devices discussed dles employed example fact figure folklore grammatical ambiguity graphemes guity homographous homophony identical idiom instance interpretation involved juncture language letters lexical ambiguity lexical items linguistic ambiguity literal ludic manipulation Maranda McDowell McDowell's meaning metaphorical ambiguity metaphorical riddles metonymy minimal pairs morpheme morphological native speakers noun oral orthographic past participle patterns performance phemes phonemes phonological phonological form phrase play polysemy proverb pseudomorphemes referent relationship riddle act riddle depends riddle form riddle genre riddle metaphor riddle question riddles exploit seen in riddles semantic semiotic sentence sequence signified simple lexical situation social speech spelling strategy stress struc surface structure syntactic syntactic ambiguity syntax tion topic-comment traditional transformation type of ambiguity underlying structure usage utterance verbal art visual word