Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples


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What is a literary device?

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1. What is an analogy?

2. Finish the analogy: Apple is to fruit as cat is to ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of analogies in literature. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how to complete simple analogies and how to explain complex analogies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of literary device
  • The definition of analogy
  • The methods of effective analogy use

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analogy in literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as literary device and complex analogy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain analogies and complete analogy questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary device that creates relationships based on parallels or connections between two ideas, review the corresponding lesson on analogies in literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining literary device
  • Defining analogy
  • Explaining the purpose of analogy in literature
  • Completing simple analogies
  • Explaining complex analogies