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Synecdoche

Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).


I got a new set of wheels for my birthday, man. I am so spoiled I could wing the rest of my life and nobody would care. My parents papered my bank account when I was ten, when they opened it. Knee deep in cabbage, everybody wants a piece of me—from soul men to hit men, everybody wants to rap with Johnnie. My cell goes off all day long while I sit in my room and fantasize about the future. My atomic tick tock tells me time is on my side.

Maybe it’s time to start to get my future started. I can be whatever I want to be as long as it doesn’t involve anything intellectual or hard, and especially, no technical knowledge—that’s for total nerds. Ooh—I could be a rock star! I can buy a backup-band. I could be the next Barry Manilow! How about these lyrics?

I like peanut butter

I like operating a crane

I read the obituaries

Just to look for your name

I can hear it on the satellite already. Fame. Concerts. Adoring fans. I’ll have a set of strings that I’ll buy from some rock star from the sixties who’s still alive. Maybe Eric Clap-on (or is it Clap-off?). Ha ha! How about Jimmy Buffett? I’ll have him eating out of my hand. Ha ha! I’ll have a little crank music box installed in my guitar that I can turn and make it sound like it’s playing. It will look sooooo cool.

Whoops, time to go to the Moon Drift casino for free lunch and craps! I never win, but they love me anyway.


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Synecdoche

Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).


What kind of marriage is this? You throw me crumbs. I’m getting ready to ink the bye bye papers. Is that what you want, baby? Do you want to be out there on your own, like Jim Morrison sang, “like a dog without a bone”? All these years, I’ve let you do my laundry, clean the house and service me twice a day. This is what I get? “No” should not be in your vocabulary when it comes to me, baby! These heels are gonna walk right out that door a never return. Is that what you want my little loser? Oh, ooty pooty, did I make you sore?

Hey, who’re those guys coming up the driveway with golf clubs and balaclavas? Where’s my phone? Go and tell them to go away! Stop throwing cookies at me and laughing. Don’t answer the door! Shit!


Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).

He held his glass up high as he got ready to toast the woman in flats: the woman of his dreams, the woman he just married, the woman he was looking forward to spending the rest of his life with.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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Synecdoche

Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).

I hate the sound of a Kalashnikov on full auto.

Its clanking well-paced whack whack whack so succinctly enunciates a paean of terror, blood, and death.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

Synecdoche

Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).

A: Hey! Do you have an extra smoke? I need a light too.

B: Anything else? How about a new set of lungs?

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Synechdoche

Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).

I need a new ballpoint. This one’s out of ink.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

Synecdoche

Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus).

I got some new heels–check them out: sterling silver buckles, emerald suede–Prada, Prada, Prada all the way!

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