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Metonymy

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Transcript of Metonymy

...Everywhere!
Why use Metonymy?
Metonymy often saves time in writing. For example, if I were to talk about businessmen and bankers in a paper, which description would be easier?
Image by Tom Mooring
Music
Beyonce- "Single Ladies"
Metonymy
Movies
Batman- The Pen is Mightier then the sword
Locations
me·ton·y·my
məˈtänəmē/
noun
a figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated
What is Metonymy?
Where is Metonymy Found?
The White House
The President, Congressmen, lawmakers, etc.
Silicon Valley
Computer Industry, wealthy investors, tech gurus
Hollywood
Movie industries, celebrities, actors
Psssstttt.
Houston,
we have a
problem
Literature
By the sweat of thy brow thou shalt eat thy bread.
-Genesis 3:19
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears*
-Shakespeare
Activity
Bankers, investors, wealthy businessmen, and corporate CEO's gather in the same place every morning to trade stocks.
-or-
Wall Street trades stocks every morning.
Metonymy can also be used to group many
people together, as shown in the example.
It can also help to break repetition.
Cold Reads
Passage 1

"...Until this progress is felt not just on Wall Street but on Main Street we cannot be satisfied."
Passage 2

"You will give me your honest confession in my hand, or I cannot keep you from the rope.
Passage 3

"The showdown between the Vatican and..."
Wrapping it up...
Metonymy is the substitution of a group, person,location, or object with the name of another, more general one.
Synecdoche- Part for whole or whole for part. MUST be a part of
-vs-
Metonymy- loosely relating 2 topics
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