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Metonymy and Synecdoche: When the House Speaks and the Boots Walk
Metonymy Metonymy (pronounced meh-TAHN-uh-me) and synecdoche (sih-NECK-duh-key) are two specialized forms of figurative language. Metonymy occurs when a word for a feature of something is used to represent the entire concept. For example, in the famous phrase the pen is mightier than the sword, the pen represents writing and the sword represents fighting. White House…