What figurative language do these sentences or quotes use? Choices: simile, synecdoche, metonymy, metaphor, personification, paradox.Explain if possible. 1. My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts...

What figurative language do these sentences or quotes use? Choices: simile, synecdoche, metonymy, metaphor, personification, paradox.

Explain if possible.

1. My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.
2. The White House asked the television networks for air time on Monday night.
3. All hands on deck
4. 9/11
5. "He was like a cock who thoguht the sun had risen to hear him crow."

Expert Answers
rshaffer eNotes educator| Certified Educator

1. Metaphor: heart is hunter. A metaphor is a comparison not using "like" or "as"; this could also be an example of personification, giving the heart humanistic characteristics.

2. Metonymy: White House substituted for the president. Metonymy occurs when one word is substituted for another with which it is closely associated

3. Synecdoche: hands stands for crew. Synecdoche is closely related to metonymy.  In this case it is the part (hands) representing the whole (crew).

4. Metonymy:  9/11 is substituted for the terrorist destruction of The Twin Towers.

5. Simile: comparison of a man (he) to a cock. This comparison is done using "like" or "as".

mrs-campbell eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are other possible answers for all of these, but this is what I am guessing for most of them.  I hope it helps.

1.  Personification: the heart is given human-like characteristics.

2. Metonymy: "the white house" really means the president (metonymy is where you use a different, more encompassing name for something less general).

3. Synecdoche: hands represents the whole crew, not just hands (synecdoche is where you use one part to represent the entire thing).

4.  You got me on this one.

5.  Simile: comparing him to a rooster using the word "like".