What Are Analogies? - Definition & Types


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Which term is defined as describing or clarifying an idea by making a comparison between two things?

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What part of this analogy translates into 'as'?

Branch : tree :: arm : man

2. What type of analogy is this? Earthquake : tsunami :: cavity : toothache

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you figure out how much you know about analogies. Examples of analogies and the different types are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The topics you will be quizzed over include:

  • Type of analogy that contains a person who used the gadget and the gadget
  • Term that refers to describing an idea by making a comparison between two things
  • Different examples of analogies

Skills Practiced

In order to practice the following skills, you can use these tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on analogies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about examples of analogies and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the different types of analogies

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about analogies, be sure to use the lesson titled What Are Analogies? - Definition & Types. Some other topics you can cover include:

  • The purpose of using an analogy
  • Characteristics of different types of analogies
  • Ways to properly use an analogy