In his recent book, Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language, Michele Prandi describes synaesthesia and metonymy as competing options for the interpretation of a literary image. This article illustrates a kind of configuration in which the two rhetoric processes participate as complementary options – not as competing ones – in the construction of an image. In the first part metonymy is described in relation to metaphor and synecdoche, then to synaesthesia. In the second part, we give examples from Romanian literature, analyzing a binary structure nounadjective where synaesthesia is realized in absentia, through the intervention of a virtual subject that is the product of a metonymic operation.

Sinestesia e metonimia: concorrenza e complementarità nell’interpretazione dell’immagine letteraria

De Salazar D.
2019

Abstract

In his recent book, Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language, Michele Prandi describes synaesthesia and metonymy as competing options for the interpretation of a literary image. This article illustrates a kind of configuration in which the two rhetoric processes participate as complementary options – not as competing ones – in the construction of an image. In the first part metonymy is described in relation to metaphor and synecdoche, then to synaesthesia. In the second part, we give examples from Romanian literature, analyzing a binary structure nounadjective where synaesthesia is realized in absentia, through the intervention of a virtual subject that is the product of a metonymic operation.
metonymy, synaesthesia, oblique modification, metaphor, Romanian literature
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