A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated.
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This essay has been on my hands for weeks now with my goal of putting as much…
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
If metaphor is the greatest of the verbal figurative expressions (tropes), but in painting appears comparatively rare, I move on now to consider the other great tropes of metonymy and synecdoche. 2,222 more words