Synecdoche

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Across the bounding waves? waves for ocean?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 21:02
To above..

Yes, this is definitely a part of the whole.
Waves (part) are part of the (whole) ocean.

Most often synecdoches are used when someone, for example, blames a whole beauty salon for the mess-up of one hairdresser. "That salon is awful! Look what they've done to my hair!". It is not the salon (whole), it is the individual hairdresser.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:15

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