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Metonymy and Synecdoche
Transcript of Metonymy and Synecdoche
and Danielle Shaykin Synecdoche Quiz Time Quiz Time What does it mean? Synecdoche or Metonymy? Literary examples Our Definition Everyday examples Our definition Literary Examples Everyday examples Metonymy Crown- in a place for a royal person
Ears- for giving attention
Silver fox- for an attractive older man
Cougar- for a women who associates herself
with younger men "The pen is mightier than the sword." From
Edward Bulwer Lytton's play, Richelieu.
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears." From William Shakespeare's play, Julius Ceaser. A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part. When a part of a category explains the whole category and when the whole category explains a part of a category. The word "police" can be used to represent only one or a few police officers.
If "the world" is not treating you well, that would not be the entire world but just a part of it that you've encountered.
The word "society" is often used to refer to high society or the social elite. "Run away from us over the cobbles." From Silent Dust, by Lance Comfort
"Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them."
From "Ozymandias" by Shelley
"Give us this day our daily bread."
-Matthew 6:11, the New Testament "You have a sweet ride... "
What does this example of metonymy mean? "Here is your dish" (Here is your plate of food) A metonymy is a word
or phrase to stand in
for another word. (Dummy definition) When a word, usually a noun, is used to represent something that is closely related to that word. (Dummy Definition) Everyday examples Part to whole The word "wheels" refers to a vehicle
The word "head" refers to cattle
The phrase "hired hands" refers to workmen. Whole to part Synecdoche or metonymy? The White House - in place of the President Metonymy Answer: Answer That's a nice car. Answer Metonymy "Five hundred courses of the sun."
From Shakespeare's sonnet 59. THE END If you still don't get it, then this video will explain EVERYTHING that we said, ENJOY!!! Part Whole Cause I'm not sure...