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.