Which of the Following Statements is Not an Example of Metonymy? - English Language

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Following questions are based on the various Figures of Speech.

Which of the following statements is not an example of Metonymy?

Options

  • Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.

  • He was playing to the gallery.

  • He has many mouths to feed.

  • England won the first test match against Australia.

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Solution

He was playing to the gallery.

Explanation:

Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, He has many mouths to feed and England won the first test match against Australia are examples of synecdoche. ‘He was playing to the gallery’ is an example of metonymy.  It tries to convey the meaning that he was performing for the audience in the gallery.  Therefore, 'He was playing to the gallery.' is the apt answer.

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