Extended Metaphor

An extended metaphor, also known as a conceit or megametaphor, is when an author exploits a single metaphor or analogy at length through multiple linked vehicles, tenors, and grounds. Tenor is the subject of the metaphor, vehicle is image or subject that carries the weight of the comparison, and ground is the shared proprieties of the two compared subjects. Another way to think of extended metaphors is in terms of implications of a base metaphor. These implications are repeatedly emphasized, discovered, rediscovered, and progressed in new ways.

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Rape (song)
... act more evident than on "Rape," a rather disquieting extended metaphor for his mastery of hip-hop (other MCs just "ain't f*ckin' it right")." As Huey points out ... —Pharoahe Monch, "Rape" Personification and extended metaphor are techniques widely employed by hip-hop lyricists ...
Extended Metaphor - Examples - Robert Frost
... The commonly used “life-is-a-journey” metaphor conceptualized by Lakoff and Johnson (1980 and 1989) is extended in Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken ... if the reader has knowledge of the “life-is-a-journey” metaphor ...

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