Metonymy Facilitates Understanding by Focusing Our Attention

Metaphor and metonymy are each distinct processes. Where metaphor describes one thing in terms of another, metonymy allows one thing to stand in for another. Metonmy also facilitates understanding, while allowing us to focus on specific aspects of what's being referred to.



[[Lakoff and Johnson - Metaphors We Live By|Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. University of Chicago Press, 2008.]]