What is a false analogy fallacy?

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What is a false analogy fallacy?

False Analogy As a Literary Device

You can probably guess that a false analogy is a type of analogy. And what is an analogy? An analogy is a literary device, or tool, writers use to describe an unfamiliar idea. Using analogy, readers can understand the unfamiliar concept by comparing it to something more familiar. For example, you might describe your new baby cousin this way: 'She's as cute as a puppy.' Many people think puppies are very cute, so your friend can understand that your cousin is very cute too.

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A false analogy, also called a weak analogy, is similar in concept. But instead of comparing two ideas to create clear and strong relationship, a...

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The Weak Analogy Fallacy: Definition & Examples

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Chapter 6 / Lesson 17
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In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify a weak analogy and how to create a few of your own. We'll also look at a several examples of what to avoid when making analogies.


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