Metaphors Metonymy and Synecdoche

Includes questions about the use of expressions to refer one thing to another. Metaphors are comparisons without the use of the words "like" or "as". Ex: All the world's a stage. Metonymy shows association between two concepts. Ex: The press was banned from the room. (Press, meaning reporters.) Synechdoche is a part or a whole concept described by a single body part. Ex: All hands on deck.