This paper investigates how the metonymic style in Stein`s writings undoes the binary oppositional logic and how the idea of difference can be conceived in this linguistic wandering upon a surface unattached to ideal meaning as the prescription for an intelligible, “proper,” or even heterosexist writing. The works under analysis include “Melanctha,” “Lifting Belly,” Tender Buttons, and “As a Wife Has a Cow.” Utilizing Lacan`s association of metaphor with repression and metonymy with desire, I argue that Stein`s metonymic style demonstrates the impossibility of realizing the object of desire. This triggers the metonymic chain of displacement, which ensures that each signifier has the infinite freedom of connections and associations that is denied to metaphor. Also, Stein`s fixation on repetition as “beginning again and again and again” ties in with Deleuze`s concept of repetition and difference. Derrida`s critique of metaphor and its metaphysical underpinnings are also included in my examination of Stein`s anti-representational or anti-mimetic writings.