When we want a concept to really sink in for a reader, we will often form a link between something they are familiar and something that is new to them. This is called an analogy. The use of language in this manner can often help them quickly see our point. In order to be able to create these ourselves successfully we really need to understand the audience that we are writing this for. We have to know what would best illustrate our point. Analogies are built by establishing a particular relationship between two words, then using that as an example to demonstrate the same relationship between another pair of words.
These worksheets start out simple by relating words. As we advance through the lessons, we will have our students learn to write engaging content that will resonate with their audience. We will explore new concepts that they may need to research a bit too. Using this style of writing will help you learn to communicate your message much better. We also define different types of relationships, such as part of a group, distinguishing characteristics, cause and effect, and more. Students will be presented with a word pair whose relationship must be determined in order to correctly match it with another word pair that has the same relationship. Note: Though it is tempting to say similes and metaphors are analogies, that isn’t quite correct. Similes and metaphors are more artistic comparisons, while analogies are more logical.