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POTW: Analogs, Metaphors, and Irony

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Regular readers know I'm a bit of a stickler for reasonable grammar, syntax, and spelling. I'm far from perfect, but I strive for at least a solid 6th-grade level of English here on Slope.

One of the many things that Americans don't seem to grasp is the difference between an analogy and a metaphor. Broadly speaking, analogies can be any of a wide variety of constructions, including similes and metaphors. But from my point of view, metaphors and similes are not the same as analogies.