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Synecdoche is one of those half-remembered words that conjures memories of our high school English classrooms where we first learned to use juxtaposition correctly in a sentence. But unlike fancy words that serve to plump our linguistic egos, synecdoche strips stuff down to the foundations of what something really is: a smaller part representing the whole. A set of wheels references the whole car, not just the rounds it rolls on, and a crown can represent not just a king


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