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. Metonymy is more general. 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.
5 Naughty Metonymy Poem Today I saw a sexy skirt By Alexandra MacDonaldToday I saw a sexy skirtStrolling down the streetShe had a lovely pair of twinsBouncing to the beat(“Skirt” is a metonym for “girl” or “woman”“Twins” is a metonym for “boobs”)
6 Synecdoche or Metonymy? Take thy face henceABC’sThe Crown’s case is solidThe PentagonAll hands on deckThe pen is mightier than the swordI asked for her hand in marriageUncle Harvey’s back on the bottleUncle Billybob’s a redneck