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  • s  using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
    to say `he spent the evening reading Shakespeare' is metonymic because it substitutes the author himself for the author's works

  • But the Democrats are making their comeback on K Street, the metonymic home of Washington's $2.
  • I swear I came up with that without reading Swampland (sorry, Ana), but in the interest of avoiding metaphoric repetition (or is it metonymic, or something else entirely?), I have .

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