Synecdoche

May 8, 2011 § 1 Comment

A synecdoche is often only represented by a part of itself. It’s a shame really, because in their entirety they are incredible beasts to witness, complex and multifaceted. But it is true that people have been known to live on a synecdoche for generations and believe that the visible part of the beast is all there is to know.

 

1. A figure of speech, a species of metaphor, in which a part of a person or thing is used to designate the whole.

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§ One Response to Synecdoche

  • cathrine greene says:

    I continue to be just blown away and tickled pink with the illustrations. Just wonderful work.

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