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Analogies and Spellings

Analogies and Spellings

Analogies

A comparison in which a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that thing by comparing it to something that is familiar is an analogy. Metaphors and similes are tools used to draw an analogy.

In other words, an analogy can be described as a comparison of two things to show their similarities. Sometimes the things being compared are quite similar, but other times they could be very different. Nevertheless, an analogy explains one thing in terms of another to highlight the ways in which they are alike.

 

 

 

A lot of analogies are so useful that they are part of everyday speech. These are often known as idioms or figures of speech. The analogy given below makes a comparison between two things:

  • Finding a good man is like finding a needle in a haystack.This means that finding a small needle in a pile of hay takes a long time, so the task at hand is likely to be hard.

 

  • That movie was a roller coaster ride of emotions. While you’re not flying through the air, the twists, turns and surprises of a movie plot can leave you feeling like you’ve been through quite an experience.

 

  • Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get! An often-used analogy shows that life has many choices and surprises, just like a box of chocolates.

 

Analogies, metaphors and similes are closely related, but they are not the same. Because making comparisons is very useful in both speaking and writing. They are all key literary devices, but an analogy is more of a logical argument than a simple figure of speech.

 

Similes

A simile compares two things using the words “like" or “as" to create a new meaning. These comparisons are direct and typically easy to understand. For example:

  • As blind as a back
  • Clever like a fox
  • Quick like a cat

 

Metaphors

Metaphors are another figure of speech used to make comparisons. These comparisons describe one thing in terms of another, without using “like" or “as". For example, describing a woman in terms of a flower can highlight her beauty: “Her petal-soft smile blossomed in the morning sun."

In this example, the woman’s lips are described as petals of the flower that blossom. These are words that are generally used for flowers instead of people. Therefore, the comparison is drawn between the woman and a flower by describing her with the language of flowers. Here are few examples:

  • You are the wind beneath my wings.
  • He is a diamond in the rough.
  • America is the great melting pot.
  • My mother is the warden at my house.

Examples of Analogy from Everyday life

We use analogy in our everyday conversation. Some common analogy examples are:

  • Life is like a race. The one who keeps running wins the race and the one who stops to catch a breath loses.
  • Just as a caterpillar comes out of its cocoon, so we must come out of our comfort zone.
  • You are as annoying as nails on a chalkboard.


Spellings

English words are not always spelled as they are pronounced. Spelling in English follows some basic rules and the majority of English words follow these rules. A spelling is the correct order of the letters in a word. It is the ability to spell words in the correct way. It is also an attempt to spell a word in the correct way.

The process of writing or naming the letters of a word is known as spelling. Spelling matters. If you want to create a good impression in your writing. It’s important to get your spelling right. Spelling is the combination of alphabetic letters to form a written word. It is a linguistic process of correct writing with the necessary letters present in a comprehensible usually standardized order.

dis + obey → disobey

mis + spell → misspell

dis + satisfied → dissatisfied

over + hear → overhear

in + humane → inhumane

super + human → superhuman

in + sane → insane

un + natural → unnatural

inter + national → international

un + sure → unsure

mis + rule → misrule

under + pass → underpass

 

There are rules for the plurals of regular nouns and the -s forms of regular verbs.

The general rule is add -s:

noun plurals

verb -s forms

bus→ buses

cross → crosses

church → churches

fetch → fetches

kiss → kisses

guess → guesses


Spelling is a vast topic. As it is very well known that English is a very funny language.

Every spelling is different and has its own rule. A person can never stop learning spellings.

The more a person learns about spellings the more he wants to learn. So ask this question

to yourself

 

Recap

A comparison in which a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that thing by comparing it to something that is familiar is analogy

  • Metaphors and similes are tools used to draw an analogy.
  • A simile compares two things using the words “like" or “as" to create a new meaning.
  • Metaphors compares to describe one thing in terms of another, without using “like" or “as". Example: My mother is the warden at my house.
  • A spelling is the correct order of the letters in a word. It is the ability to spell words in the correct way. It is alsoan attempt to spell a word in the correct way.
  • rules for the plurals of regular nouns:

bus --- buses

church --- churches

kiss --- kisses

 

Quiz for Analogies and Spellings

Q.1

I spend my vacations in __________ hills.

a) a
b) the
c) an
d) not required

Q.2

She has not met him in __________ five years.

a) a
b) an
c) the
d) not required

Q.3

Men should know how to treat __________lady.

a) a
b) an
c) the
d) not required

Q.4

__________ cell phones do not any harm.

a) a
b) an
c) the
d) not required

Q.5

__________ cake we ate was really expensive.

a) a
b) an
c) the
d) not required

Q.6

I still remember ______girl I saw yesterday at ______ store.

a) the, the
b) a, the
c) the, a
d) not required, the

Q.7

My __________ teacher’s name is Vanessa.

a) a
b) an
c) the
d) not required

Q.8

_____place we went to had ____ideal climate.

a) the, the
b) the, a
c) the, an
d) not required, an

Q.9

Jessica always believes that_____patience is ______virtue.

a) not required, a
b) the, a
c) not required, not required
d) not required, the

Q.10

We stayed at ___hotel which was ____same hotel where Sanya stayed last month.

a) a, a
b) an, a
c) a, the
d) not required, the

Your Score: 0/10

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