In English, analogy refers to a comparison of two similar ideas or objects. This comparison can be used in writing and literature, or in everyday figures of speech. An analogy is a term that describes a comparison. Its goal is to make an argument. Examples of analogies are black is to white and on is to off. Black and white are opposites. They share similar characteristics and qualities.
Another example of a flawed analogy is one that goes too far. For example, “The economy is following the path of the great depression” implies that the stock market will crash soon, and so on. Such a statement demonstrates a slippery slope, as it implies that the shift from one extreme to another will lead to extreme consequences. The speaker uses the analogy of “plain folk” to convince others.