Synecdoche and Metonomy


If you are a "little" confused by these two figures of speech, this is the flip for you.

First, let me reassure you; many people find these two devices confusing; however, you are not doomed-- MAZ is here.

Step one---let's review the definitions.

Synecdoche--a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something. or vice versa

      Now let's look at it this way:  part represents whole

                                                           whole represents part

Metonomy---a figure of speech in which a thing or a concept is referred to by something with which it is closely associated

    Notice, the two things associated are NOT  parts of the same thing.

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