Literary Device Spotlight:

Extended Metaphors, and How to Use Them in Your Writing

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Extended Metaphors - Definitions and Examples for Your Reading Pleasure

Following are some excellent resources for you to help you gain a better understanding of "extended metaphors."


Extended metaphors are an engaging literary device to use in writing plain, oftentimes boring, expository essays - just because you are writing an expository essay, doesn't mean it has to be dry.


Read on for an A++ essay example using the five senses as an extended metaphor for friendship, plus other engaging examples from both poetry and prose (plain writing - novels, short stories, etc.).


Happy writing!


Mrs. Wolff

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Flocabulary.com - Extended Metaphor Examples

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A Few Literary Devices Used in Sentences:

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