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The Countries I Have Lost

A country, just like a single old-left-foot-house-slipper can be metonymous. This-for that, quid-pro-quo, how-did-I-ever-lose-you?-metonymous. Hit me at 2 am, sharp intake of breath too hard to connect it all with proper punctuation metonymous. 89 more words

Child Advocacy

S is for Synecdoche | #AtoZChallenge

Synecdoche

A figure of speech in which the part is made to represent the whole, or vice-versa.

Synecdoche is a subclass of metonymy where a whole represents a part (“Edmonton” represents the Oilers hockey team), a part represents a whole (“wheels” represent a car), or the material used to make an object represents the whole object (“plastic” represents a credit card). 284 more words

Writing

M is for Moving Along with Motifs -- And More | #AtoZChallenge

Motif

“A theme or pattern that recurs in a work.”

I was already a writer for about a decade when I ran into the first writing help I ever received in the days of pre-Internet. 676 more words

Writing

Ambulatory Oxymoron

Quote: The disappearing body quickly became shorthand. Anything lost was considered pocketed by our ambulatory corpse on its way home. Unexpected noises in the corridors were the incompetent creeping of the revenant.

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Quote

Metonymy of Jesus in a Grilled Catfish

Metonymy of Jesus in a Grilled Catfish
BR

Who would like to eat
a fish that swims in the mud?
In a soily pond, take a seat… 323 more words

Poem

More Metonymy: the thread of quotation

The second paragraph in “Quotation and Originality” provides a good example of Emerson’s use of, and philosophical interest in, metonymy–as well as its difference from metaphor. 703 more words

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