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Transcript of Extended Metaphor
1. a metaphor introduced and then further
developed throughout all or part of a literary work" ("extended"). Personal Interpretation: A comparison of two unlike
concepts which is continuously
developed and/or revisited throughout
a literary work, song, or
theatrical presentation. Examples Essential Terms Packet Definition: "Controlling or extended metaphor - an implied analogy which is continued throughout an entire poem, paragraph or piece of writing" (Klepner). Why use extended metaphors? -Emphasize a previously
established metaphor -Convey tone -Enhance poetry -Clarify topic Fahrenheit 451 (Coda) Example: "Every dimwit editor [...] licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme. [...] Do not insult me with the beheadings [...] you plan for my works" (Bradbury). Music/Pop Culture Example: "I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
fire away, fire away
ricochet, you take your aim
fire away, fire away
you shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium" . Shakespeare Example: Source: Clip Art Source: Clip Art Summary: Metaphor + Development and/or Repetition = Extended Metaphor Extended metaphors have a wide variety of uses, however, the underlying function of the device is to highlight an already existing metaphor. Source: Clip Art (Source: Clip Art)