Analogy

Definition:
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.

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

3 thoughts on “Analogy”

  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.”)

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