Synecdoche

Synecdoche occurs most usually when a part of something is used to represent the whole.  For instance saying that someone owns ‘a nice set of wheels’ is synecdochal of that person’s car.  The metaphorical effect varies of course but it usually  brings the reader’s attention to (and thereby enriches) a key feature or aspect.  In the example given here, I feel the synecdoche brings out speed, movement and independence.

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