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Analogy vs Metaphor: Can You Pick Correctly?

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.