Metaphysical conceit is an extended analogy that isn't based on a clear-cut similarity. For example, "business is like a toaster." Unlike most non-obvious analogies, a metaphysical conceit isn't immediately explained but is used to give structure or a recurring theme to a story. This can be used for comic effect as a joke with many punchlines. Alternatively, it can be an extended analogy that explains in detail why business is like a toaster. The analogy gives a structure or theme to the story.
An analogy based on two things that are obviously dissimilar with no obvious similarity.
Giving a story structure.
Making a story non-obvious at the start to capture attention.Establish a familiar theme that allows an audience to easily follow.Use as a comedic device such as a callback whereby the same joke is given multiple punchlines or variations.
Avoid cliches such as "business is like war"Comedy is key, even if you intend to explain that the analogy has a serious meaning.
Metaphysical conceit is often an analogy between an abstract concept and a physical thing.
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