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Synecdoche and Metonymy English 11. Metonymy - Pronounced: Meh-Ton-Ah-Me - Definition: A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for.

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1 Synecdoche and Metonymy English 11

2 Metonymy - Pronounced: Meh-Ton-Ah-Me - Definition: A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated. - Greek for “change of name” - Ex: Golden arches or Rotten Ronnie’s or McDick’s

3 Synecdoche -Pronounced: Sah-Neck-Duh-Key -Definition: A figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole, or the whole is put for a part. -Greek for “shared understanding” -Ex: ABC’s for Alphabet

4 The Difference Synecdoche is more specific. Synecdoche is more specific. Metonymy is more general. Metonymy is more general. If you can see the image as part of a whole, then it is synecdoche. If you can see the image as part of a whole, then it is synecdoche. If the image is actually a whole thing and represents another whole thing, it is metonymy. If the image is actually a whole thing and represents another whole thing, it is metonymy.

5 Naughty Metonymy Poem Today I saw a sexy skirt Strolling down the street She had a lovely pair of twins Bouncing to the beat (“Skirt” is a metonym for “girl” or “woman” “Twins” is a metonym for “boobs”) By Alexandra MacDonald

6 Synecdoche or Metonymy? Take thy face hence Take thy face hence ABC’s ABC’s The Crown’s case is solid The Crown’s case is solid The Pentagon The Pentagon All hands on deck All hands on deck The pen is mightier than the sword The pen is mightier than the sword I asked for her hand in marriage I asked for her hand in marriage Uncle Harvey’s back on the bottle Uncle Harvey’s back on the bottle Uncle Billybob’s a redneck Uncle Billybob’s a redneck


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