Monday, 1 April 2013


A is for....Analogies:

The definition of an analogy is as follows....

Analogy = Logic. a form of reasoning in which one thing is inferred to be similar to another thing in a certain respect, on the basis of the known similarity between the things in other respects.

That sounds a bit of a confusing and dull start but BARE WITH! The reason my A blog is on Analogies is because one of the things you should know about me is that I use analogies for EVERYTHING! In fact I have used them so much in the past that friends have coined them Han-alogies now! That's my name Hannah and analogy smooshed together.....anyway I wanted to share one such Han-alogy with you and see if anyone else can analogy story time, are you sitting comfortably?

The 'Boat' Analogy:
Usually in groups of people you find varied dynamics, what works for some doesn't for others but no matter groups function and characters assume certain roles. So the 'Boat' analogy - usually a group has a centred person, a leader - the boat....all others form around the 'boat'. For example dolphins....playful characters which move along with the boat but stay centred around it. Dolphins have a possibility to move away but usually come back to play with the boats. Alongside dolphins might be sea turtles....more serious but can be just as much fun, furthermore if you look closer to the 'boat' you might find limpets....clingy attachments to the boat which don't really do much harm but are still essentially....well limpets. Sharks, seaweed and fishes could be added to this descriptive analogy but in mine we discussed a jet ski....someone with the ability to join the boat but also go off independently....a floater of sorts....think about it. Finally the train....another method of transport but something, someone who is almost on a completely different plane to yourself....travelling the same direction but man oh man what a strange addition. So that's one group....could your work or friendship or family group fit my analogy? I'd be interested? Or have I missed something? Does it make sense? I'd be more than interested to know!

So hello A - Z challengers that was my A....thanks for reading! Say hello if you've dropped by :)



  1. Just stopped by your blog as part of the A-Z Challenge (doing my blog touring homework). Looks great! Keep up the good work, and I'll stop by tomorrow to see what "B" brings. :)

    Waiter, drink please!

  2. Stopping by for AtoZ. I can see where you're going with the boat analogy, especially the part about the limpets.

  3. Hello Hannington! I'm sorry I didn't spot your bloglet yesterday. I like your Hannalogies very much. Keep them coming! :D

  4. Great post. I love analogies. Probably too much.

  5. Hi Hannah
    Analogies are great!
    I think the boat one is great - especially the limpets bit.
    I knew a few of them... :D