Metonymy

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Example

Excerpt from The Book Thief-
"Women with nothing but kids and poverty would come running out and plead with him to paint their blinds."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 08:41
example

when we say "the white house is releasing a statement on......" we refer to the US government as the white house

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:30
Cool

Awesome

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 08:34
difference

metonomy is when a whole represents a part, and a synecdoche is when a part represents a whole

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 21:16
difference

Actually, metonymy is when something associated with the thing is substituted; synecdoche is when a part is substituted for the whole or vice versa. Metonymy: She was a star of the silver screen. Synecdoche: Denver won the Super Bowl.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:03
Example

" I fear these guns will fire".......guns refer to soldiers....

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:34
what is it called when you

what is it called when you have a series of stories linked to each other by the last line in the previous story? In other words, like the new DISH network ads: "When you get depressed, you go to seminars; when you go to seminars, you feel like a winner; when you feel like a winner,..." (etc).

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 23:43
Its Called...

Syllogism

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 23:46
metonymy

what is the difference between metonymy and synecdoche?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 23:40
Well...

Metonymy, I believe is used to represent something. Like if we say, "I pledge allegiance to the flag..." we don't really pledge our allegiance to a piece of cloth. The flag is used to represent the country. So really, you're pledging allegiance to your country.
Synecdoche is used to refer a specific part to a whole. Like "a pair of hands" referring to a helper. Notice that the hands that were referenced does relate to the helper, for s/he DOES, in fact have a pair of hands; so it is part of a whole. Whereas, again, metonymy is just used to represent something.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 04:40
metonymy and synecdoche

they are relatively the same thing.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 07:36
"When we use the name

"When we use the name 'Washington D.C.' we are talking about the U.S.' political hot seat by referring to the political capital of the United States because all the significant political institutions such as the White House, Supreme Court, and the U.S. Capitol and many more are located *here."

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:23

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