Metonymy is the rhetorical device of referring to one thing by using another term closely associated in time or space. So, for instance, when the White House makes an announcement, we understand the expression to mean that the American President has something to say. On Singapore Poetry, Metonymy collects in one strand poems about places in Singapore. Poems may mediate our experience of places. As writing and reading take place in time, poems turn the geographical into the temporal. They turn place into time. To read these poems, click on the post tag Poems about Place.