Analogy: a point by point comparison between two dissimilar things for the purpose of clarifying the less familiar of the two things. Similes and metaphors can be used to make an analogy, but usually, analogies have additional information to get their point across. For example,

  • Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.

An often-used analogy from Forrest Gump shows that life has many choices and surprises, just like a box of chocolates.

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