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Metonymy – the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant; a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part;  a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is called not by its own name but rather by a metonym, the name of something associated in meaning with that thing or concept.

Language

Metonymy - Catholics vs Convicts

A questionable metonymy, perhaps, but I think it works, that the Miami players were not actual convicts but the word conjures them because of stereotypes.

Sports

Day 140: palm readings

“You missed the palm,” the younger informed me. I was gently scratching her arm from shoulder to fingertips, at her request.

She lay in bed next to me, her right arm stretched up to the ceiling, her fingers splayed. 611 more words

"Jesus Came To Die": Notes on a Gospel-Twitter Spat

Debates on theological Twitter are somewhat Sisyphean affairs. You have 140 characters per tweet to lay out your position, or parts of it, which means that inevitably something’s going to be lacking in precision or comprehensive balance. 1,299 more words

Assignment 4: Critical Review

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Comparing the use of metaphor and metonymy in documentary photography

The indexicality of photography implies that ‘authenticity’ is one of its primary qualities, so we generally expect documentary photography to depict concrete events, places, people and things to tell its stories. 2,219 more words

Documentary

Assignment 4: critical review – second draft

Revised essay for peer review.

Comparing the use of metaphor and metonymy in documentary photography

The indexicality of photography implies that ‘authenticity’ is one of its primary qualities, so we generally expect documentary photography to depict concrete events, places, people and things to tell its stories. 1,969 more words

Documentary

Assignment 4: rethink

I posted a draft of my essay yesterday and fairly quickly got some challenging feedback (thanks Eileen) that made me step back and rethink the shape and content of the whole thing. 525 more words

Documentary