Flashcard 5 - Literary Terms Flashcard Set for the English Basics


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An analogy is generally longer than a sentence but uses metaphors and similes to set up the comparisons. Analogies are considered appealing to the logical side of our brains in order to help us make sense of the unfamiliar or to find the relationship between words. For example, a form of analogies is sometimes used in standardized testing to see if the test taker can identify the connection between words. Grass is to green as sky is to ____. In this case, you would answer blue because you see the connection between the first two words as being the color that describes the first thing and from understanding that relationship, know what word belongs in the blank.

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