An anagram is a literary device that involves rearranging the letters of a word, phrase, or sentence to create a new word or phrase. The resulting words or phrases usually have some connection or relevance to the original word or phrase. An anagram is a form of wordplay that allows the writer to infuse mystery and a little interactive fun in the writing so that the reader can decipher the actual word on their own and discover a depth of meaning to the writing.

Examples of anagrams:

An anagram for “debit card” is “bad credit”. As you can see, both phrases use the same letters. By mixing the letters a bit of humor is created.

In the novel “Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown, the character Robert Langdon deciphers an anagram to reveal a hidden message, which is a crucial clue in the plot.

3 thoughts on “Anagram”

  1. The Da Vinci Code’s Anagram is interesting:
    O, Draconian Devil!
    Oh, lame saint!
    The numbers were a key.They are part of the Fibonacci sequence but are in the wrong order, which allows Robert Langdon to figure that the rest was an anagram.It decodes to:
    Leonardo Da Vinci!
    The Mona Lisa!

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