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n. a type of figurative language that states an example to allow a better insight and understanding of the whatever is trying to be explained. analogies are used to give better perspective to something, usually situations that are trying to be explained.
Person 1: I don't understand, how has this been so difficult for you?

Person 2: How so?

Person 1: To use an analogy, it's been an emotional roller coaster.

Person 2: What?

Person 1: Everything's been going up and down, with unexpected turns, like a rollercoaster!

Person 2: Oh, now I see. I'm very sorry.
by lovingdancer June 06, 2010