LITERARY TERMS. List 4. METONOMY. A figure of speech in which a person, place or thing, is referred to by something closely associated with it. We requested from the crown… Crown represents the monarch. Metonymy. • The Oval Office was busy in work. • Let me give you a hand .
•"In the almost incredibly brief time which it took the small but sturdy porter to roll a milk-can across the platform and bump it, with a clang, against other milk-cans similarly treated a moment before, Ashe fell in love."