Analogy vs Metaphor: Can You Pick Correctly?
Are you a Word Nerd? Do you constantly find yourself correcting your friends’ grammar or helping them read over an email before hitting “Send”? Then, you may be a good candidate for acing this quiz.
This grammar and English language quiz is the ultimate analogy vs. metaphor showdown! You may know the difference between metaphors and similes, but what happens when you introduce a different figure of speech into the mix: the analogy? Both metaphors and analogies draw comparisons between different things to make a point.
Can you correctly identify which one is used in each example in this quiz? Pick the right literary device from the options given for each question. It might be an analogy, a metaphor, or neither one.
Analogy vs. Metaphor
Analogy and metaphor in figurative language are pretty similar, and they are often confused for the other. Language is tricky even when it's used literally. Once you start introducing figurative language, it gets even harder! How can you tell the difference between analogy, metaphor, and simile--particularly when an analogy can use a metaphor to draw a comparison between two things? A metaphor compares two things without the use of words, "like" or "as." An analogy, on the other hand, explains one thing through its similarity to another thing. The tricky part is that they can use metaphors or similes to get the point across.