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Let’s talk about metonymy.

thefreedictionary.com defines the kind of metonymy I’m talking about as “a figure of speech in which the name of one object or concept is used for that of another to which it is related, as “scepter” for “sovereignty,” or “the bottle” for “strong drink”. 691 more words




A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated.

This essay has been on my hands for weeks now with my goal of putting as much…

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52. Hearts and Minds (pt. 1?)

Another vivid image: “deprived of life and Spirit”, something called “The Excellent” gets stripped of its skin and then that skin gets placed on the shoulders of something that is already lifeless. 264 more words

Pigeon Of Minerva

Daisy on metonymy

There is a stick that Daisy carries around with her. By association, I treat the stick as if it was Daisy. This is metonymy. I do not stroke it or pat it or have conversations with it – but, if I was to have a dream about the stick, I know I might be dreaming of her. 65 more words

Daisy On Life And Literature

Metonymy / Synecdoche - Fox Sports Tweet

One of those classics metondoches (should I add this to the portmanteaux list…?) that could go either way. As a metonymy, the bat of course suggests the power behind it, if not the batter himself. 34 more words