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extended metaphor

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True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever.
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Noun

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extended metaphor

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  1. A metaphor that is continued over multiple sentences.

Usage notes

Example: If one starts with the metaphor of "The seeds of discontent have already been sown", an extension could be "It remains to see whether weed or flower will spring forth."

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