Examples of Metonymy in Literature?

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An example of metonymy in poetry can be found in the poem Out, Out by Robert Frost:

As he swung toward them holding up the hand
Half in appeal, but half as if to keep
The life from spilling.

The literal meaning here is that our character is trying to keep the blood from spilling from his hand, but the phrasing that is used also signals to us that the boy is in grave danger.
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An example of metonymy in poetry can be found in the poem Out, Out by Robert Frost:

As he swung toward them holding up the hand
Half ...
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