Conceit

from Education Genius (Ft. Poetry Genius Editors & Rap Genius Editors) – Glossary of Poetic and Literary Terms on Rap Genius

Meaning

An extended and elaborate metaphor used in a passage of a poem or throughout an entire poem.

Example:

O stay, three lives in one flea spare / Where we almost, yea, more than married are / This flea is you and I, and this / Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is

— John Donne’s “The Flea”

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