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[7] (In regard to nouns, homonyms are most useful to the sophist, for it is by their aid that he employs captious arguments, and synonyms to the poet.
Instances of words that are both proper and synonymous are “going” and “walking”: for these two words are proper and have the same meaning.)1

It has already been stated, as we have said, in the Poetics,2 what each of these things3 is, how many kinds of metaphor there are, and that it is most important both in poetry and in prose.

1 This is a parenthetical note.

2 Aristot. Poet. 21, 22.

3 The different kinds of words.

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