• A metonymy is when something is used to represent or symbolize a particular characteristic of an object, or an object is used to embody a whole place or concept. In speech, it is the substitution of one word with another with which it is associated.
  • An example of a typical metonymy that represents an object might be the parallel wavy lines that we often see used to depict water. The Eiffel Tower is frequently used to depict our idea of the city of Paris.
  • Other potential visual communications to represent a metonymy could be a crown for a monarchy or a diamond ring to represent an engagement.
    

Metonymy Image One

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