metonymy classified according to different names d to

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Unformatted text preview: is, as its name implies, a figure of speech where an epithet (an adj or descriptive phrase) is transferred from the noun it should rightly modify to another to which it does not really belong. • Generally, the epithet is transferred from a person to a thing or idea. Examples: • That murderer has been put into the condemned cell. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • He crashed down on a protesting chair. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • On his sick bed he summoned his sons and daughters into his presence. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • This new tendency has raised many a conservative eyebrow. 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • Hi is now again seated in his usual sleepy corner. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • He passed many an anxious hour in the train. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • An awed hush fell upon the bystanders. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • Helen spoke with lazy calmness. • The ploughman homeward plods his weary way… • • • • • sleepless night cheerful sight three weary miles plods his weary way listen with openmouthed astonishment • listen with brighteyed, smiling attention • a reassuring arm • walk around the baking court • the passionate throat 《《 • • • • • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 (wrong example) 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • • • • • sweet voice icy look sharp cry sour remark oiled-tongued • • • • • 矛矛 + 矛矛矛矛 矛矛 + 矛矛矛矛 矛矛 + 矛矛矛矛 矛矛 + 矛矛矛矛 矛矛 + 矛矛矛矛 synecdoche 《《《《《...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.

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