Metonymy: The rhetorical figure of the allusion to a feature or accessory of the object meant instead of to the object itself, as the use of 'the crown' for
the royal prerogative, 'the sword' for armed violence.
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Vivian, Percival. A dictionary of literary terms. London: G. Routledge & sons. 1900. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/literaryterms/metonymy.html >.