Comparison and Contrast
is a way of showing how people, places, things, ideas, or events are similar or different
? Comparison: describes the similarities between two or more
things; ? Contrast: describes the differences between two or more things.
Two ways helping organize comparison and contrast
? 1. examine one subject thoroughly and then start the other; ? 2. examine two subjects at the same time, discussing them point by point. ?
? Similarities: Likewise, in a similar way, in the same way, similarly, both, neither, also, furthermore, etc. ? Differences: unlike, however, although, while, whereas, on the other hand, in contrast, on the contrary, but, different, etc.
Words and phrases to achieve coherence in a comparison and contrast
? In spite of these differences/similarities in…,some interesting similarities/differences between… are evident. ? Another interesting/striking similarity/difference is… ? The main/ key/ biggest difference between… ? One large way that … differs from … is … ? There are quite a few differences between…. A good example is…