According to Prentice Corridor&#39s Writer&#39s Companion, “an analogy is an prolonged comparison in which a single issue, typically much more acquainted, is in contrast to anything a lot less acquainted.

Consequently, if I evaluate a faculty with a hill of ants, I&#39ve designed an analogy, if I make the comparison extensive ample.

Even so, we must not confuse analogy with metaphor or simile. An analogy is an prolonged comparison, not a single of just two or a number of much more text. In poetry, an analogy is often the total poem. Some folks contemplate an analogy an prolonged metaphor.

Enable&#39s examine a poem by Amy Lowell which works by using the analogy of mares with night time clouds. By describing the imagery of mares, she generates the phrase image of clouds on a moon lit night time.

Night time Clouds

By Amy Lowell

The white mares of the moon hurry along the sky

Beating their golden hoofs on the glass Heavens

The white mares of the moon are all standing on their hind legs

Pawing at the inexperienced porcelain doorways of trhe distant Heaves.

Fly, Mares!

Strain your utmost.

Scatter the milky dust of stars,

Or the tiger sun will leap up you and demolish you

With a single lick of his vermilion tongue.

(From Prentice Corridor&#39s Literature Platinum )

Also note the comparison of the sun with a tiger.

A number of of my poems are analogies. I would like to share at the very least two with you:

Dreary Day

The dreary working day exterior is gray

Without having even a hint of sun.

Clouds drag in which our dreams the moment lay,

Attempting to demolish everyone&#39s exciting.

Without having even a hint of sun,

No rainbow can grace the sky.

Attempting to demolish everyone&#39s exciting,

The storm drives laughter awry.

No rainbow can grace the sky

With drab rain falling, never accomplished.

The storm drives laughter awry

Before the tears have begun.

With drab rain falling, never accomplished,

Clouds drag in which our dreams the moment lay

Before the tears have start off.

The dreary working day exterior is gray.

(Copyright 2005 by Vivian Gilbert Zabel)

“Dreary Day” compares the dreary working day to sorrow. Tears are rain Grayness and lack of sunshine equals lacking joy.

Day&#39s Journey

The working day dawns as a journey.

Just one leaves the station on a prepare,

Hurrying earlier other locations

Without having a pause or cease,

Seeing faces blur as they go,

No time to say goodbye.

On and on the prepare does speed

Right until the line&#39s conclude a single sees,

Another sunset down

Without having any long lasting memories.

(Copyright 2005 by Vivian Gilbert Zabel)

“Day&#39s Journey” lets us perspective everyday living as a prepare experience, a single working day&#39s travel at a time.

Ideally you will now be ready to use analogy in your poetry, as an support in enhancing emotion, or as a way to boost imagery.



Supply by Vivian Gilbert Zabel