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Analogy vs. Parable

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Main Difference

The main difference between Analogy and Parable is that the Analogy is a inference or argument from one particular to another particular and Parable is a succinct, didactic story which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles

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  • Analogy (noun)

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

  • Parable (noun)

    A short narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) by comparison or analogy.

    "In the New Testament the parables told by Jesus convey His message, as in "The parable of the prodigal son"."

    "Catholic sermons normally draw on at least one Biblical lecture, often parables."

  • Parable (verb)

    To represent by parable.

  • Parable (adjective)

    That can easily be prepared or procured; obtainable.

Wiktionary
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  • Analogy (noun)

    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"

  • Analogy (noun)

    a correspondence or partial similarity

    "the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia"

  • Analogy (noun)

    a thing which is comparable to something else in significant respects

    "works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature"

  • Analogy (noun)

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

    "argument from analogy"

  • Analogy (noun)

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

  • Analogy (noun)

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

  • Parable (noun)

    a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels

    "the parable of the blind men and the elephant"

    "a modern-day parable"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Analogy (noun)

    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.

  • Analogy (noun)

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

  • Analogy (noun)

    Proportion; equality of ratios.

  • Analogy (noun)

    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.

  • Parable (adjective)

    Procurable.

  • Parable (noun)

    A comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables of Christ.

  • Parable

    To represent by parable.

Webster Dictionary
  • Analogy (noun)

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

  • Analogy (noun)

    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"

  • Analogy (noun)

    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

  • Parable (noun)

    a short moral story (often with animal characters)

  • Parable (noun)

    (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message;

    "the parable of the prodigal son"

Princeton's WordNet

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