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Metonymy

What is it?
Metonymy is a form of representative substitution. When a poet doesn’t want to directly name a specific object or establishment, they can refer to it by using another word that is commonly associated with it. 234 more words

Poem

The White House Will Not Respond

Written for ENG 360: History of the English Language, Spring 2018

On February 8th, 2018, The Atlantic published an article titled “Why didn’t the White House See Domestic Violence as Disqualifying?”, outlining the domestic violence allegations tied to several key members of the executive branch, including the President. 590 more words

Linguistics

Nick Flynn's Rhetoric of Style: photographs of a dream

In the first part of the course we focused on the first two canons or departments of rhetoric, invention and arrangement. We learned of strategies and structures the writer-orator-documentarian can use to develop and organize an argument; we analyzed, in the case of Sarah Burns’s… 865 more words

Class Discussions

Metonymy

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ELT

Metonymy with winter purples and greens

Now that the depths of winter are upon us, here’s another risotto recipe to keep you warm from the inside out…

Purple kale and black rice risotto… 592 more words

Vegetables

Hello I'm Calling to Apologize for Breaking All of the Plates

Wikipedia Poem, No. 644
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Poetry

What is so "rupt" about "bankrupt"?

Toys “R” Us, the world’s largest toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protections today. Debt and online shopping aren’t great for playtime, it turns out—but etymology certainly is. 265 more words

Etymology