Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy

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Strategy of the Synecdoche: The Semiotics of Yvonne Vera in Butterfly Burning

S I Duruoha


This paper delineates the complex use of the synecdoche in Yvonne Vera's Butterfly Burning. We will also demonstrate the process by which this solid figure of speech is manipulated to reflect the human anatomy. To do this, we recall that Language is a tool with which writers express their visions. Synecdoche itself is an important rhetorical device wherein the part is substituted for the whole and sometimes the whole for the part. Its method of representation could be seen as a structured movement from part to whole..

SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8 (2) 2006: pp. 63-69

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