An analogy is something that shows how two things are alike, but with the ultimate goal of making a point about this comparison. (Similes and metaphors can be used to make an analogy, but usually analogies have additional information to get their point across.)
How do you speak analogy?
Tips for Using Analogies
Choose a suitable analogy that the audience will be able to connect with and relate to. Keep analogies short and simple. Extreme analogies can weaken rather than strengthen an argument. Use analogies as a springboard rather than as the main focus of the presentation.
How do you pronounce analogous UK?
How do you say analogue?
What is an analogue?
(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : something that is similar or comparable to something else either in general or in some specific detail : something that is analogous to something else historical analogues to the current situation an aspirin analogue.
What are analogue clocks?
An analogue clock is a circular-faced clock with the numbers one to twelve around the outside and two hands, a shorter one to measure hours and a longer one to measure minutes. A digital clock is a clock which simply shows numbers to denote the time.
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