How do you define Analogy? What is aN Analogy? The word derives
from the Greek ana logon meaning “according to a ratio". The
definition of Analogy is as follows:
English Grammar &
Definition of Analogy - a poetic device
Definition: An Analogy is a
likeness or similarity between things that are
Analogy is the
comparison of two pairs which have the same
relationship but different meaning. Analogies
Examples: Sleep and death -
they share a lack of animation and a recumbent
Definition of Analogy
- a poetic device
Examples of Analogy in Poems
& Poetry Poems with Analogy
examples can be found by the most famous poets including Amy
Lowell and Robert Frost.
by Amy Lowell - using the imagery of mares to create a
picture of clouds on a moon lit night
The white mares of the moon rush along the sky
Beating their golden hoofs upon the glass Heavens;
The white mares of the moon are all standing on their
Pawing at the green porcelain doors of the remote
Strain your utmost.
Scatter the milky dust of stars,
Or the tiger sun will leap upon you and destroy you
With one lick of his vermillion tongue.
by Edward Taylor
Make me Thy loom then, knit therein this twin;
And make Thy holy spirit, Lord, wind quills;
Then weave the web Thyself. The yarn is fine.
Thine ordinances make my fulling mills.
Then dye the same in heavenly colors choice,
All pinked with varnished flowers of paradise
Can Stay by Robert Frost
Examples Help! Use
of Analogy in Poems & Poetry
Examples of Analogy can
be found in many examples of the poem, poems or poetry. Famous
poets use this figure of speech to convey and emphasize unusual
and vivid images. The use of strong word association changes the
mode of thought and adds variation, embellishment and adornment
to literary works.
Examples Help -
Figures of Speech - Analogy
In Figurative Language we use words in such a way that they
differ somewhat from ordinary every-day speech and convey
meanings in a more vivid and impressive manner. Figures, like
Analogy make speech more effective, they beautify and emphasize it
in Rhetoric which is the art of speaking and writing
effectively. Figures of speech such as Analogy use word association
to convey emotion and mood often in a non-literal sense.
Examples Help! Using
speech such as Analogy adds adornment, beautifies, colors, elegant
variation, embellishment, embroidery, emphasis, exaggeration,
exclamation, flourish, floweriness, irony, lushness and
luxuriance to the English language. This page providing facts
and info about Figures of Speech will help with the
understanding of this subject.