Analogies and allusions are two forms of pictorial shorthand that authors use. Analogies are comparisons between two or more things that share similar characteristics. Allusions are references to a person, place, or thing from history or literary text.< /p>
An allusion is when we point out something and expect the other person to understand what we’re referring to. For example: chocolate is his kryptonite. In this example, the word “kryptonite” alludes to or alludes to the hero Superman.
As nouns, the difference between allegory and allusion is that allegory is the representation of abstract principles through characters or figures, while allusion is an indirect reference; a note; a reference to something that is supposed to be known but is not specifically mentioned; a covert clue.
Key Difference – Analogy vs. Simile
Analogy is more of a type of reasoning where you can see a clear comparison and relationship between two different concepts or objects, and simile is a literary device that uses a direct Comparison made between two different things.
An analogy is something that shows how two things are similar, but with the ultimate goal of making that comparison clear. The purpose of an analogy is not only to show but also to explain. For this reason, an analogy is more complex than a simile or a metaphor, which only show without explaining.
You can spot allusions by thinking critically about which part of a sentence or paragraph is addressing something by relating it to something outside of the text.< /b>p>
One of the most famous examples of allegory is George Orwell’s Animal Farm. On the surface, Animal Farm is a story about farm animals rebelling against their farmer. However, the underlying story concerns Orwell’s disillusionment with the Bolshevik Revolution and is an indictment of the Russian government.
Allusions are generally considered to be brief but specific references within a literary text to a person, place, event, or other literary work.
Parables are similar to metaphors, but they use “like” or “as” for comparison. A famous example comes from the film Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates.” Like metaphors, similes can contain an allusion. We could say, “Susan the pastry chef is like Da Vinci when she bakes.”
Some common synonyms for analogy are similarity, resemblance, resemblance, and resemblance. While all of these words mean “agreement or agreement in detail”, analogy implies similarity or parallelism in relationships rather than in looks or qualities.
Metaphor is a type of analogy, but where analogy identifies two things as similar, a metaphor claims a comparison where there may be none. It is then up to the listener to make sense of this comparison. For example “this sound goes through me like nails through a blackboard”.
Examples of analogies in literature
Juliet says that Romeo can be called by a different name, but it would not change his properties. Likewise, you could call a rose by a different name, but it would still smell sweet, like a rose.
Good analogies are known. They express an abstract idea in terms of a familiar. The odometer and speedometer on a car are a good analogy for a function and its derivation because we all understand how speedometers work, but maybe not calculus.
Achilles Heel – a weakness that a person can have. Achilles was invulnerable except for his heel (Achilles tendon). Adonis – a handsome younger man; Aphrodite loved him. Apollo – a physically perfect man; Apollo, the god of music and light, was known for his physical beauty.
If you ever come across an idiom in a book or poem that doesn’t immediately come to mind (and isn’t mentioned later, meaning it’s not a new character), it’s most likely an allusion to < b>something coming from outside the world of text.