An analogy is a literary device that helps to establish a relationship based on similarities between two concepts or ideas. By using an analogy we can convey a new idea by using the blueprint of an old one as a basis for understanding. With a mental linkage between the two, one can create understanding regarding the new concept in a simple and succinct manner.

In the same way as one cannot have the rainbow without the rain, one cannot achieve success and riches without hard work.

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  1. Metaphor vs Analogy

    In case anyone needs further clarification:
    Metaphors compare object to object. (“The stars were diamonds in the night sky.”)

    Analogies compare relationship to relationship. (“Her writing was as essential to her as water was to fish.”)

    1. That is very cool thanks for the clarification, both of these styles are comforting for the reader, makes the reading more enjoyable.

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