The essays below discuss two unlike things in such a way that the more common subject clarifies the more confusing one. You can learn to write an analogy essay from these sites:
- Butte College Center for Academic Success: Writing an Analogy
- Classroom: How to Write an Analogy Essay
- Thought.Co: Writing Suggestions for an Analogy Paragraph, Essay, or Speech
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The Greek philosopher Socrates contrasts two visual experiences to help his students discover Truth.
New York Times science reporter Donald McNeil explains how retrieving a lost wine cork led to a potentially life-saving obstetrical device.
Writers Reihan Salam and Will Wilkinson use humor as they compare a spouse to a PS3, looking at the economic ramifications of both.
Harvard professor of divinity Harvey Cox takes a theological approach to understanding the business world.
Although foodie Claire Berger entertains the idea of dating men, in this essay she explains that her current relationship is with food.
Writer Elain Wherry compares the styles of bosses with the behaviors of common canines.
Former Presidential speechwriter John Pollack points out the function of analogies in American politics.