Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society for high society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage)

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a young culture so willingly bombarded with messages equating what one consumes with who one is that brand loyalty is now an acceptable synecdoche of identity, of character

this is a great quote, incidentally

—p.43 Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young (37) by David Foster Wallace
2 years, 4 months ago

they necessarily make extensive use of synecdoche

quoting Edward Mendelson's essay on Gravity's Rainbow (p30)

—p.viii Preface: David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" (vi) missing author
2 years, 7 months ago

In On Populist Reason, hegemony is conceived in the form of synecdoche. Synecdoche is a rhetorical figure that consists in taking the part for the whole or conversely (it involves a form of metonymy).

—p.243 Conflictual Identities (227) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
2 years, 1 month ago

He was fond of an autobiographical synecdoche: when interviewed, he said that an important thread running through his work began with a book review he found in his uncle Szolem’s wastepaper basket

hm interesting use, not entirely sure how that works

—p.118 Counterperformativity (97) by Alice Bamford, Donald MacKenzie
10 months, 3 weeks ago