Synecdoche: The rhetorical figure of allusion to the part instead of the whole, as the use of 'the wave' in the sense of 'the sea', 'keel' for 'ship', 'a
hand' or 'a head' for 'a man', etc.
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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/synecdoche.html >.