An analogy is when we compare two things (ideas or things) that are seemingly different in many ways, but have some underlying common characteristic. Many times it displays a high level of skill in writing when they perfect analogy is set forth. Writers can often use analogies to explain complicated processes by relating them to simplistic processes or models. We have a wide range of analogy worksheets available. Click on the links below to be transported to these various analogy related worksheet categories.
This skill is basically the active form of personal vocabulary. Analogies are used in everything from IQ tests to job entrance exams to gauge language ability. This wide array of worksheets will help your students explore and eventually master the use of analogies in their own written on spoken language. This takes a great deal of practice to perfect.
Metaphors - These are much more poetic and melodic than your standard analogy.
Analogy Worksheets To Print:
Doe It Make Sense?
- Take in all of these different comparisons and see which one fits best.
Types of Them -
How are the words related to each other? Choose one of the
relationships provided and write it on the line.
How They Relate -
Determine the relationship between the first set of words.
Then fill in the blank with a word that creates the same
relationship between the second pair of words.
Describing Relationships -
Choose a word on the right that best expresses a relationship to the
word on the left that is similar to that of the original pair.
Understanding What They Mean
- To understand the analogy,
first you need to figure out the relationship between the first pair of words. You can do this by
making a sentence that relates the two words to one another. Write a sentence that explains the relationship between each pair of words.
Write Your Own
- Find the relationship between the first set of words. Then fill in the blank with a set of words that
have the same relationship.
Rewrite Them -
Rewrite each analogy below so that it makes sense.
Whole to Part
- For example: bee: hive :: ant : colony. The
relationship expressed in a sentence looks like this: A bee is to a hive
as an ant is to a colony. This analogy describes the relationship of a
part to a whole.
Circle the Word
- Complete each analogy by circling the correct word. Then
explain why you chose each word.
- These are commonly found on the language portion of the SAT exam.
- Rewrite each example by changing the last word so that it is correct and makes sense.