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Qm is one of the positions in a Namz and is here used by synecdoche for it.

Whether it be synecdoche, metaphor, or metonymy, there is still a figure.

Metalepsis carries us so far, but synecdoche must supplement it.

I did send for you to draw me a device, an Imprezza, by Synecdoche a Mott.

And apparently various causes might produce this Synecdoche.

Synecdoche puts a part for the whole, or a whole for the part; as, "The harbor was crowded with masts."

Metonymy and Synecdoche are nearly related and in this poem the examples are numerous.

Blind mouths: 'mouths' is used, by synecdoche, for gluttons, as the five preceding verses show.

Synecdoche is that figure of speech in which a part is put for the whole, or the whole for a part.

Synecdoche is a species of metonymy, and has the same effect of giving vividness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "part for whole or vice versa," from Medieval Latin synodoche, from Late Latin synecdoche, from Greek synekdokhe, literally "a receiving together or jointly," from synekdekhesthai "supply a thought or word, take with something else," from syn- "with" (see syn-) + ek "out" (see ex-) + dekhesthai "to receive," related to dokein "seem good" (see decent). Figure in which an attribute or adjunct is substituted for the thing meant ("head" for "cattle," etc.).

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