Synecdoche…

…is a literary device in which a part is made to represent a whole, or vice-versa. Humans form relationships with their body parts that evolve beyond the physical extension of themselves: as each part grows over a lifetime, it becomes a representation of one’s interaction with the world and a piece of a single story.

I asked twelve Clark students to describe their relationship with the part of their body with which they had the strongest emotional connection. Here’s what they wrote:

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By Mitchell Perry
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