Metonymy

IB English A: Language & Literature: Metonymy

Metonymy is the act of referring to a concept not by its name, but by something intimately associated with it. For example when journalists refer to "Washington"s response," they mean the political response of the United States. Similarly we see in this example "Palace fury at D-day snub to Queen." Naturally the palace itself is not furious, but it is a symbol that represents the royal family. Metonymy is closely...


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