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What are examples of figurative analogies?

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One example of a figurative analogy is comparing the sound of a car's engine running with the sound of rain falling. Another example is comparing a human with a motorized toy because both can move. In both cases, a figurative analogy, which can be a simile or metaphor, is not literal but instead compares a shared characteristic (sound or movement) of two items that are otherwise very different from each other.

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Figurative analogies are weak because there are often more differences between the two things being compared than there are similarities. For example, a car's engine and rain have very different sounds and intensities while humans and ants move very differently.

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