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Allegory vs. Analogy

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Allegorynoun

The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.

Analogynoun

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation.

Allegorynoun

A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.

Analogynoun

A resemblance of relations; an agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely different. Thus, learning enlightens the mind, because it is to the mind what light is to the eye, enabling it to discover things before hidden.

Allegorynoun

A symbolic representation which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, usually a moral or political one.

Analogynoun

A relation or correspondence in function, between organs or parts which are decidedly different.

Allegorynoun

A category that retains some of the structure of the category of binary relations between sets, representing a high-level generalisation of that category.

Analogynoun

Proportion; equality of ratios.

Allegorynoun

A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. The real subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker by the resemblance of the secondary to the primary subject.

Analogynoun

Conformity of words to the genius, structure, or general rules of a language; similarity of origin, inflection, or principle of pronunciation, and the like, as opposed to anomaly.

Allegorynoun

Anything which represents by suggestive resemblance; an emblem.

Analogynoun

an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

Allegorynoun

A figure representation which has a meaning beyond notion directly conveyed by the object painted or sculptured.

Analogynoun

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect;

‘the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain’; ‘the models show by analogy how matter is built up’;

Allegorynoun

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

Analogynoun

the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

Allegorynoun

a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

Analogynoun

a comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification

‘he interprets logical functions by analogy with machines’; ‘an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies’;

Allegorynoun

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor

Analogynoun

a correspondence or partial similarity

‘the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia’;

Allegorynoun

a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one

‘Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey’;

Analogynoun

a thing which is comparable to something else in significant respects

‘works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature’;

Allegorynoun

a symbol.

Analogynoun

a process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects

‘argument from analogy’;

Allegory

As a literary device, an allegory is a narrative in which a character, place, or event is used to deliver a broader message about real-world issues and occurrences. Authors have used allegory throughout history in all forms of art to illustrate or convey complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible or striking to its viewers, readers, or listeners.

Analogynoun

a process by which new words and inflections are created on the basis of regularities in the form of existing ones.

Analogynoun

the resemblance of function between organs that have a different evolutionary origin.

Analogy

Analogy (from Greek ἀναλογία, analogia, , from ana- [also , ] + logos [also ]) is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analog, or source) to another (the target), or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process. In a narrower sense, analogy is an inference or an argument from one particular to another particular, as opposed to deduction, induction, and abduction, in which at least one of the premises, or the conclusion, is general rather than particular in nature.

‘proportion’; ‘upon, according to’; ‘against’; ‘anew’; ‘ratio’; ‘word, speech, reckoning’;

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