How to Use Analogies in Writing


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What is a good definition of an analogy?

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1. Why are analogies often helpful in writing?

2. The facts and ideas that a writer puts in his or her paper are often known by what term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offer the chance to test what you know about analogies and using them in writing. You'll review your understanding of what an analogy is, why it's used and identifying analogies in writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test what you know about:

  • Defining analogy
  • The purpose of an analogy in writing
  • What the facts and ideas in a paper are known as
  • Identifying an analogy in writing

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - apply what you know about analogies to answer questions about what they are and how they help
  • Information recall - remember what additional information to the supporting details is called
  • Making connections - use what you've learned about analogies to explain how they help writing and when they should be used

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the suggested lesson, How to Use Analogies in Writing. This lesson covers more details about:

  • The purpose of analogies
  • Comparing unlikely subjects
  • Defining key related terms
  • Examples of analogies