Metonymnoun / a word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something else with which it is closely associated.
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Monthly Archives: March 2012
I had a lot of work to do this week. A deadline loomed beyond the sunny land of day like a wheel of sharks’ teeth waiting at the end of a seven day drift on a paper raft down a … Continue reading
“When do friends stop holding hands?” My second-grader’s teacher—or maybe it was the librarian or a classroom aide, someone—had innocently admonished several girls, walking along holding hands, to enjoy it while they could. “The time’s coming,” she reportedly told them, … Continue reading
Honestly, until faced with a plate of half cooked—and yet somehow charred—Jerusalem artichokes, I had only a passing, I believe literary, awareness of them. But if you’ve been down South in summer, you’ve seen them growing by the roads, bunched … Continue reading