Eli5: Difference between a similie, allegory, metaphor, analogy and parabola?

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Eli5: Difference between a similie, allegory, metaphor, analogy and parabola?

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Simile: comparison of two things using ‘like’ or ‘as’
– “My dog is like a rocket with legs”

Allegory: literature that is intended to reveal a deeper meaning
– Pilgrim’s Progress book as a meaning of Christianity

Metaphor: comparison of two things without ‘like’ or ‘as’
– “My dog is a rocket with legs”

Analogy: a perceived similarity of two different things
– Recognizing the shared essence of speed between a dog and a rocket

Parabola: a curved mathematical line most simply defined by the function y=x^2
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