US President Obama in his recent annual State of the Union address to the Congress:
In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws to raise theirs. Many businesses have done it on their own. Nick Chute is here tonight with his boss, John Soranno. John’s an owner of Punch Pizza in Minneapolis, and Nick helps make the dough. Only now he makes more of it: John just gave his employees a raise, to ten bucks an hour – a decision that eased their financial stress and boosted their morale.
The use of dough was straight-forward and in its most common meaning.
However, the speaker uses its pronoun in a pun in the next sentence – that Nick now makes more money, not prepares more of the wetted flour.
If this is Antanaclasis1 or another literary device, can a pronoun thus serve as well as the word itself?
1. Antanaclasis. From Greek ̩ ̩ἀντανάκλασις, a figure of speech involving a pun, consisting of the repeated use of the same word, each time with different meanings.