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    Unregistered Guest

    Red face Figure of Speech?

    Hello.

    I'm trying to remember the exact term for this example, "those are nice wheels." We know you're talking about a car, but you substitute it with a part of that whole, meaning the wheels representing the car. What exactly is that term again, I think it's a figure of speech.

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    Natalie27 Guest

    Default Re: Figure of Speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Hello.

    I'm trying to remember the exact term for this example, "those are nice wheels." We know you're talking about a car, but you substitute it with a part of that whole, meaning the wheels representing the car. What exactly is that term again, I think it's a figure of speech.
    This thing is called Metonymy...The substitution of a noun for another closely associated noun.

    similarily, a camper would be called a "fifth wheel"

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