In case Really Bad Analogies written by High School Students hasn't yet landed on your Facebook page, they're pretty hilarious.
You can see them in many places, like this one.
But in case you're short on time, here are our favourite three:
- John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
- The lamp just sat there, like an inanimate object.
- The ballerina rose gracefully en point and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
And in case you're forgetting what you learned in English class:
An analogy is a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. (The sound of his promotion was music to his ears.)
A metaphore is a figure of speech that constructs an analogy between two things or ideas; the analogy is conveyed by the use of a metaphorical word in place of some other word. (Her smile was a small ray of sunshine to everyone on the trading floor.)
A similie is figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. (When Friday rolled around, he was happy as a pig in shit.)