Practicing Conceits


What is a writing conceit?

The dog appeared like a rhino. It  is what we call him

Anger is like a broken window.

Are these conceits?

The definition – a conceit is, in either a metaphor or a simile, a comparison of two things radically and startlingly unlike.

What say you?

8 thoughts on “Practicing Conceits

  1. M. Zane McClellan May 18, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Definitely. I want to elaborate, but I’m on my phone and hate typing on it
    My phone is like a mosquito. 🙂

    • fictionfitz May 18, 2014 / 1:17 pm

      I am most happy mine doesn’t have a zzz. Next time u better get an iPhone. :>]

      • M. Zane McClellan May 18, 2014 / 1:19 pm

        Ha. It is an iphone lol need an ipad.

      • fictionfitz May 19, 2014 / 5:54 am

        iPads are good at getting rid of the buzz, but what conceit for it?

    • fictionfitz May 19, 2014 / 5:53 am

      Next post of yours use it on one of the plants and I will let you know. Wait a minute, rattlesnake plant, that got my attention!

  2. Marilyn Armstrong May 18, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    That’s’ the definition we got in English class all those years ago. I hadn’t thought of this in a long time. Interesting to recall.

    • fictionfitz May 19, 2014 / 5:51 am

      You remind me I don’t remember much, at least not in conscious mind. I wonder if our English class taught us what yours did.

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