Metaphor, Simile, And Analogy: Everything You Need to Know

metaphor vs simile

You learned about figurative language in grade school, and you remember the words metaphor and simile — but you’re not sure you remember what they are and how one is different from the other.

And then someone uses the word “analogy,” and you’re officially confused.

Yes, you know analogies aren’t just pairs of words separated by colons or double colons.

You know they have something to do with logic, but what does that have to do with metaphors and similes.

Good thing you found this article.

Turns out, they are related; they all compare things. But each one does the job differently.

So, the next time you want to compare two different things or ideas in a new, thought-provoking way, which figure of speech should you use?

And what makes each one different from the other two?

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