The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is by, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University In rhetoric, analogy is reasoning or explaining from parallel cases. A weak or faulty analogy is an inaccurate or misleading comparison suggesting that because two things are similar in some ways, they are necessarily similar in others ( A Speaker s Guidebook, 7567). A simile is an expressed analogy a metaphor is an implied one. SparkNotes is brought to you by. Adjective: analogous. As useful as analogies are, say O Hair, Stewart, and Rubenstein, they can be misleading if used carelessly.
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