com-pa-ra'-ti-o L. “comparison”

A general term for a comparison, either as a figure of speech or as an argument. More specific terms are generally employed, such as metaphor, simile, allegory, etc.
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  • Comparison
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  Sources: Peacham (1577) Q3v

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