Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is replaced by another word or phrase that is closely associated with it or represents it but is not the same thing. In other words, it is a type of figurative language where something is referred to by a word or phrase that is closely related or associated with it, rather than by its actual name. For example, using “the White House” to refer to the President or “the Crown” to refer to the monarchy. Metonymy is often used in literature and everyday language to add depth and complexity to descriptions or to convey ideas in a more interesting and creative way.
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