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Our assignment was to use metaphor and metonymy.
  substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in "They counted heads," or "The White House objected.")
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  • Our assignment was to use metaphor and metonymy.
  • Yes, by the deformity of certain terms, we recognize the fact that it was chewed by Mandrin, and by the splendor of certain metonymies, we feel that Villon spoke it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • From there the river grows into the Hudson and on into the Mississippi, which for Crane metonymically represents all American rivers.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The witch, for example, as the story progresses is metonymically transformed into the black rags she wears, as if we’re just catching her out of the corner of our eye (metonymy is the rhetorical device in which a part is made to stand for the whole, as when "Washington" is used to represent America’s position on an issue).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • The witch, for example, as the story progresses is metonymically transformed into the black rags she wears, as if we’re just catching her out of the corner of our eye (metonymy is the rhetorical device in which a part is made to stand for the whole, as when "Washington" is used to represent America’s position on an issue).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   metonymy [8] , irony [1] , metaphor [1] , euphemism [4] , simile [5]
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