Keep in mind that these relationship categories are general; there are many other categories and variations used throughout these worksheets. There are seven primary types of relationships used in our analogies: function, degree, lack, characteristic, type/kind, part to whole, and definition. This analogy is originally created by Dusty Springfield.

Finding a Good Man is Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack Analogies: Degree of Intensity; Degree of Intensity: Definition / Meaning: LUKEWARM : BOILING: Lukewarm is less extreme than boiling: FOND : DOTING: Fond (Liking something) is less extreme than Doting (extremely fond of something) FLURRY : BLIZZARD: Flurry (shower) is less extreme than blizzard (snowstorm/ice storm) GRASPING : RAPACIOUS 10 Analogy Examples 1. In a race, the competitor who runs fast and continually does so would eventually win or at least... 2. Life is Like a Race


Common Types of Analogies with Examples Metaphor A metaphor is a phrase of comparison that is drawn between two thoughts, activities, or objects, which are in fact very different from each other.

c. ocean. b. river.

a. cave.

1. hill : mountain : : brook : _____. d. mound.