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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. 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 MacDonald 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”)

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

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