synecdoche: substitution of a part for the whole.
I couldn't find out much about this , maybe the guys here have some good examples I can learn from?
tcward wrote:Perhaps "The Crown" is a good example.
I think another way people do this is by including a description of the person in a type of irreverently formal title of address.
Mr. Twirly-mustache is always such a buzz-kill.
Reebox Jr. better start paying as much attention in world history class as he does on the basketball court!
KatyBr wrote:synecdoche: substitution of a part for the whole.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
NOUN: A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English synodoches, from Medieval Latin synodoche, alteration of Latin synecdochē, from Greek sunekdokhē, from sunekdekhesthai, to take on a share of : sun-, syn- + ekdekhesthai, to understand ( ek-, out of; see eghs in Appendix I + dekhesthai, to take; see dek- in Appendix I).
OTHER FORMS: syn'ec·doch'ic (sĭn'ek-dŏk'ĭk) , syn'ec·doch'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) —ADJECTIVE
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Attention all hands! If you find any cutthroats or theives, do not let them feel your steel, but call for the law.
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