Please copy the following definitions and examples into your notebook under Literary Terms
2 Simile Metaphor and Analogy
Simile compares two unlike things by using the comparative words like or as to suggest they are one and the same thing.
Example Life is like a box of chocolates.
Explanation Life is like a box of chocolates because of the many choices one has to make.
Metaphor compares two unlike things without using the comparative words like or as to suggest they are one and the same thing.
Example Life is a box of chocolates.
Explanation The choices we face in life are as varied and unknown as the flavors hidden in chocolates in a box.
Analogy compares two things which are alike in several respects for the purpose of explaining or clarifying some unfamiliar or difficult idea or object by showing how the idea or object is similar to some familiar one
Example For answers successfully arrived at are solutions to difficulties previously discussed and one cannot untie a knot if he is ignorant of it. --Aristotle
Explanation In order to arrive at a solution we must know what the problem is
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