I was thinking deeply about figurative language today, and I read a sentence that must be an example of a specific type of figurative language, but I didn't remember learning about it and couldn't find it on a reference I use.
The sentence, from Street Love by Walter Dean Myers, is:
Could it even withstand the voltage of / His mother's shock?
Myers builds the metaphor of voltage off of one definition of the word shock, while also calling the other to mind, since the mother would be surprised/upset at this event.
It seems to me that there ought to be a word for this! Any ideas?
I found a similar example, too. It was used as an example of parallelism on the site I was referencing:
She liked sneaking up to Ted and putting the ice cream down his back, because he was so cool about it.
It ins't a metaphor, but it similarly uses both meanings of the word (cool, in this case). I thought it might be helpful as a clarifying example.