Metonymy

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  • Metonymy In Dance

    definition, is but an exaggeration of these human gestures; the choreographer can manipulate the movement presented to the audience to ensure the successful communication of ideas without words. While the absence of words can be a powerful tool on stage, it creates challenges when dancers try to communicate to each other ideas about the field of dance, or when they attempt to communicate their concepts to the audience through movement. Therefore, metaphor and metonymy adopt vital roles to resolve these problems. By rooting abstract ideas about creativity or complex ideas in concepts or movements that the audience is more familiar with, metaphor and metonymy become ideal tools for bridging this communication barrier. Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin’s book, The Intimate Art of Choreography, shows that dancers utilize metaphor when analyzing the conception of an idea for a choreographic phrase, that the movement employs metonymy to communicate ideas to the audience, and that the structure of the dance exercise metonymy to communicate the progression of the story or concept in the dance. When Blom and Chaplin discuss the process of producing a novel idea for a choreographic phrase, they metaphorically refer to the dancers’ creativity and inspiration as a fluid material in a container that the dancer must then metamorphose into external movements and expression. The concepts of creativity and inspiration are so abstract that they become particularly difficult for the authors…

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  • My Papa's Waltz Poem Analysis

    The Analysis of the Three Poems “My Papa’s Waltz”, “My Father’s Hats” and “Those Winter Sundays” are poems which are real exciting and express the love of fathers towards their kids. In these poems they describe to us the friendship between children and their fathers. The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” explains how a young boy was dancing waltz music with his drunken father. The young son appeared to enjoy having fun with his father while dancing despite the fact that he kept on chafing his ear on his…

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  • Theme Of Metonymy In Extremely Loud And Incredible Close

    There is a lot of repetition in both books and they all serve an important role, a face value, one and a much more figurative one. Both authors use a very present metonymy, in “Extremely Loud and Incredible Close” Foer uses Oskar’s creative mind for metonymous purposes. Him being autistic it may appear that his constant inventing is just a sign on the disorder, but his inventing serves a purpose of being metonymous with his pain and emotional distress he is currently experiencing. “I invented a…

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  • Personification, And Symbolism In Mary Oliver's Sleeping In The Forest

    “I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly,”( line1), introducing the earth as a female in the beginning of the poem“Sleeping In The Forest” was a bold move made by Mary Oliver. The poet uses metonymy, personification, and symbolism to move the direction of the audiences thought of a forest into a whole new idea of peace and softness. Her main idea is to show how men view women in their full integrity through the correspondence of a dark forest and a woman. The speaker is…

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  • Literary Devices In The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

    He was enslaved at a young age and endured much hardship throughout the years (Douglass 5). Published Sample Analysis: Abolishment was a main theme in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass enforces the theme by using the metonymy of a “bloodstained gate,” which is closely linked to the entrance of hell (Douglass 5). This connection is utilized to show how the slaves endured horrendous conditions, comparable to a living hell. It also adds poetic detail to the passage and…

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  • What Is The Tone Of Litotes In The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

    literarydevices.com/litotes/. Metonymy Definition: Metonymy is a figure of speech in which the original name of something is substituted with a different label that is related in meaning to the original object or concept. Metonymies and synecdoches often get mixed up due to overlapping characteristics. They have similarities, but they have crucial parts that differentiate them. A synecdoche references an object by the name of something that is a part of it. In a metonymy, the title used to…

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  • Animal Symology, And Metaphors Of Giambattista Vico

    new concept of linguistics. He said that language moved on every time and then created their own forms and never static. Every word, every grammatical element, proverbs, sounds and accents configured which was changed slowly and this was the ways how a language could long lasting. This concept of language made the other linguists interested. The change of meaning could happen because of some reasons, according to Millet a meaning could change easily because of the discontinuous from one…

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  • Racism In I, Too, Sing America By Langston Hughes

    In this metaphor, America is not a song, but an idea of freedom and quality which Hughes does not have in the present. He then notes how he is “the darker brother”. This analogy is meant to contextualize the poem as one being given by a black American in a time when race determines your role. He then notes how he is sent “to eat in the kitchen” when company arrives. Hughes is using a form of metonymy where the company represents the white Americans, and the black person being sent to the kitchen…

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  • Analysis Of Ironing Their Clothes By Julia Alvarez

    are too busy for love. She uses her duty to connect with her father, mother, and sister by replacing them with their clothing. She believes that she can not only express her love for them through this, but also mend all of their troubles. The author Julia Alvarez constantly uses metonymy, (replacing the name of a thing with the name of something else that is associated with it) to help emphasize on the concept of feeling alone. This is understandable depicting that solitude stimulates…

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  • Ancient Omens And Prophecies In Wuthering Heights

    For example something like rain stands for something like sorrow. In the gothic novels, the metonymies for “gloom and doom” all suggest an element of mystery, danger, or the supernatural. Wuthering Heights is a metonymy because often in literature storms are frequently associated with conflict, unhappiness, troublesome times, etc. Thus, the stormy weather is representing what is occurring to Wuthering Heights, or rather the people residing at Wuthering Heights. The characters residing at…

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