I used to be really good at finding analogies, but since the initial word I'm looking for sometimes evades me, I don't try as hard as I used to to, which is good because I just looked up "analogy" and find I was using the wrong word for the thing I was trying to explain:
noun: analogy; plural noun: analogies
- a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification."an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"
- a correspondence or partial similarity."the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia"
- a thing that is comparable to something else in significant respects."works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature"
- Logica process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects