Synecdoche and Metonymy. English 11. Metonymy. Pronounced: Meh-Ton-Ah-Me Definition: A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated. Greek for “change of name” Ex: Golden arches or Rotten Ronnie’s or McDick’s. Synecdoche.
-Definition: A figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole, or the whole is put for a part.
-Greek for “shared understanding”
-Ex: ABC’s for Alphabet
By Alexandra MacDonald
Today I saw a sexy skirt
Strolling down the street
She had a lovely pair of twins
Bouncing to the beat
(“Skirt” is a metonym for “girl” or “woman”
“Twins” is a metonym for “boobs”)