If this isnt relevant to this board, mod, please move it. But anyways, I have a project to do for school where I need to write a short analagy about any topic. Its what topic I’m stuck on. I’m sure I can come up with the analagy itself, but I dont have anything complicated to imply about. Ohwell. I put this question in this board because it has to do with Lit, so if any of you have an idea, I’d really apprecaite your imput.
How about comparing the likelihood getting meaningful assistance on your homework in response to your OP as written, to the chances of getting a decent grade on your assignment if you do not invest in a dictionary and perhaps a grammar text.
(I apologize for my snottiness if you are in the 3rd grade or below, or if English is not your first language.)
All projects do better with correct spelling and punctuation.
To draw an analogy, if you put sugar in a car’s petrol tank, the vehicle will eventually grind to a halt. The same way that your essay will run out of steam if your grammar isn’t pure. :eek:
If this isnt relevant to this board, mod, please move it. But anyways, I have a project to do for school where I need to write a short analagy about any topic. Its what topic I’m stuck on. I’m sure I can come up with the analagy itself, but I **dont **have anything complicated to imply about. Ohwell. I put this question in this board because it has to do with Lit, so if any of you have an idea, I’d really apprecaite your imput.
Doh! … likelihood of getting …
(Where’d I put that petard? Some serious hoisting is in order.)
Well, now that others have ripped to shreads your grammar and spelling (which I thought of doing myself), I have a serious question. What exactly is your assignment? You have to write a short analogy on any subject? Sooo…can you write about fluffy squirrels and say it’s an analogy of nuclear war? Seriously, I’m confused.
Whatsamatter with you, ender? This wasn’t sufficiently clear to you?
That statement is a thing of beauty in terms of the sheer number of words used while failing to convey any meaningful information.
No! Not the thing. The other thing!
You’re sure are you? Okay, here’s one for you: A cardboard box containing a stuffed aardvark is analogous to Fielding’s contribution to the rise of the novel because…
The more I stare at this, the less I think I know what it means.
Okay, okay. Fun over. Standard analogies that have already wasted the time of millions of students (and why should your education remain unblighted?) would include:
- social organisation in the animal kingdom (e.g. bees, ants) as a model for human social structures
- the amazing construction of a humble spider’s web as a model for human feats of engineering
- hi Opal!
- mathematical ratios and musical harmony
- the eye and a modern TV camera, illustrating the ‘wonders of Nature’ because the eye can do everything the camera does but better
- the brain as a processing centre for information, like a vast TV news station, with inputs and outputs
Okay, it was fun watching the To Kill A Mockingbird guy twist on the vine, but this fellow here is asking for suggestions to get started.
I don’t see anything particularly wrong with that.
The ability to create and understand analogies is an important and fun way to convey a lot of information in a very few words. It’s also incredibly fun to be able to mangle an analogy, or make a really, really bad one.
On the other hand, there are people out there who just cannot understand analogies at all. It is my experience that people who aren’t good with analogies also happen to be the exact same people who strongly dislike Dennis Miller. We definitely do not want ThatGuyWithPants to turn into one of those poor people.
So I’ll offer up a bad analogy I made over in IMHO, in the form of a question to Osama bin Laden:
You seem to have adopted the same defensive strategy as that of the naked mole rat. How do you feel the naked mole rats’ political agenda is progressing?
And of course, The Annotated Dennis Miller.
Not only is it not relevant to the board, it’s not relevant to this forum, but it is relevant that we do not do homework questions on this relevant board.
[sub]So, sue me. I got a deal on a box ful of “relevants” at K-Mart.[/sub]
Say goodnight, Regis.