Prose; Analogy & Metaphor


 

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The Delboeuf illusion makes one dot appear larger than the other. But they’re the same size. Your brain is misled by comparing the dots to the surrounding circles.

What’s the difference between an analogy and a metaphor?…

Turns out…not much.

An analogy is a rational difference between two things,

As though any two things are actually that different.

A metaphor is in the eye of the beholder.