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'The pen is mightier than the sword' is an example of


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'The pen is mightier than the sword' is an example of

Options

A) metonymy

B) antonomasia

C) comparison

D) synecdoche

E) paradox

The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

"The pen is mightier than the sword" is a metonymic adage, coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, indicating that communication (particularly written language), or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than direct violence.

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  • "The pen is mightier than the sword" is a metonymic adage, coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, indicating that communication (particularly written language), or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than direct violence.

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