posted by lily .
Hello everybody! I need a huge favour! If someone is very very good at distinguishing metaphors from metonymys please leave an e-mail.I am going to send you some examples.So if anyone is willing to do it please say!
Please post three of four here, along with your ideas about to distinguish them. Someone will be glad to help you.
Check this article.
simplistically, a metaphor uses something that is not closely associated as a comparison " the leaves square danced across the courtyard".
A metonymy uses a word that is closely associated with the word. Here the word "turf" is closely associated with horse racing and is used.
get stars in one's eyes - metaphor or metonymy?why?
Are stars and eyes used interchangeably?
well no..is this a metaphor then?
and keep one's eyes peeled?
Yes. Keep one's eyes peeled is a metaphor. (We can peel apples, oranges, etc.; thankfully we can't peel eyes.)
OK.this is a metaphor.Now i need to specify it..I don't know what I am supposed to do