imaginative comparison

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Noun1.imaginative comparison - the kind of mental comparison that is expressed in similes or metaphors or allegories
comparison - relation based on similarities and differences
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Early on in his study, he draws an imaginative comparison between Schlink's approach to the National Socialist period in his fiction and traditional depictions of Aphrodite in painting and sculpture.
Duve's language profits from her ability to draw most imaginative comparisons.