Analogy: Reasoning by Comparison

"Life is like a box of chocolates. . ." "Barack is a Mac, Hillary is a PC." Literal and figurative analogies are featured in a presentation that models how to use analogies to bolster arguments.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups create their own analogies, both serious and humorous
Classroom Considerations

  • The presentation is designed for high school or college level viewers
Pros

  • The 22-slide presentation includes literal and figurative analogies drawn from films, literature, and current news as well as examples of how to test analogies
Cons

  • None