Re: the grammar of photographic writers
Here is a lovely collection of figures of speech:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clay Harmon" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: the grammar of photographic writers
> Don't forget we haven't even gotten to synecdoche yet. Many brains on
> the list should be able to make short work of it.
> On Oct 14, 2007, at 5:51 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:
> > On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Don Sweet wrote:
> >> Hi Judy
> >> The term I would use to describe a construction like "we the
> >> people" is apposition. The first word is defined by the other two
> >> words. Metonymy is use of one word as a symbol for another, eg
> >> "the War of the Roses" using the emblems of the houses of
> >> Lancaster and York (red and white roses respectively) to represent
> >> the rival armies.
> > Oh, I like "apposition"! Excellent....
> > Now just for fun I mention that when I checked the dictionary for
> > the spelling of "metonymy," it gave two examples, one of them
> > American -- namely, "the White House" for "president."
> > Well, I thought it was amusing... Anyway, I'm getting to like this
> > "Oxford American Dictionary," despite its weird typography: It's
> > portable, hence handier than the unabridged, which requires a
> > voyage across the room (and has anyway permitted its type to get
> > too small for human consumption).
> > J.