Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples Video


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Which of the following is NOT an instance of synecdoche?

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1. How do synecdoche and metonymy differ?

2. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this quiz to help them review synecdoche and metonymy. Questions address the definitions, differences, and functions of these terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who take this quiz should expect questions on the following:

  • Definitions of synecdoche and metonymy
  • Qualities of each metaphorical expression
  • Examples of both literary devices

Skills Practiced

By taking this quiz, students will be improving the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - define synecdoche and metonymy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding synecdoche and metonymy to identify examples of each

Additional Learning

For more information, students can take a look at the related lesson titled Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples. It will meet these objectives:

  • Define synecdoche and metonymy
  • Differentiate between synecdoche and metonymy
  • Learn the qualities of each literary device
  • Identify examples of both types of expression