What is an analogy? An analogy is a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. An analogy example is glove are to feet as gloves are to hands. The setup is __ is to __ as __ is to __.

This video explain the meaning behind analogies and goes deeper into what it is.


The given lines are from Amy Lowell’s poem “Night Clouds”.

“The white mares of the moon rush along the sky

Beating their golden hoofs upon the glass Heavens.”

Another example is the lines below were taken from George Orwell’s narrative essayA Hanging” where it exhibits an analogy between a prisoner and a fish.

“They crowded very close about him, with their hands always on him in a careful, caressing grip, as though all the while feeling him to make sure he was there. It was like men handling a fish which is still alive and may jump back into the water.”


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