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  1. Figures of Speech Please copy the following definitions and examples into your notebook under “Literary Terms”

  2. Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy • Simile = compares two unlike things by using the comparative words like or as to suggest they are one and the same thing. • Example: “Life is like a box of chocolates.” • Explanation: Life is like a box of chocolates because of the many choices one has to make. • Metaphor = compares two unlike things without using the comparative words like or as to suggest they are one and the same thing.

  3. Example = “Life is a box of chocolates.” • Explanation = The choices we face in life are as varied and unknown as the flavors hidden in chocolates in a box. • Analogy = compares two things, which are alike in several respects, for the purpose of explaining or clarifying some unfamiliar or difficult idea or object by showing how the idea or object is similar to some familiar one

  4. Example = “For answers successfully arrived at are solutions to difficulties previously discussed, and one cannot untie a knot if he is ignorant of it.” --Aristotle • Explanation = In order to arrive at a solution, we must know what the problem is