PDF | On Nov 1, 1991, Reinders Duit and others published The role of analogies and metaphors in learning science | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Role Of Analogy, Model, And Metaphor In Science book. “The role of analogy is to aid understanding rather than to provide…: “The role of analogy is to aid understanding rather than to provide justification.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?, “Present knowledge is wholly dependent on past knowledge.” By using analogy we can extend our knowledge. 10 Analogy Examples Like any other literary sample device, Analogy is used in enhancing the meaning of a composition and is also used in helping the readers in creating a visual image in their minds as well as relationships goals and connections when they would read something difficult or sensitive by comparing one thing to the other. Justification is often a misuse of analogy for rhetorical purposes by sophists, who are usually, but not always, politicians.