LD Chick wrote:
Thanks, but I meant something that's not an analogy. Perhaps a historical example, quote, or evidence.
What is the analogy representing?
Our former LD coach is very good. She coached several students to Nationals. She always hated analogies, too. She wasn't opposed to them being used entirely, but she said that an analogy should only be used to make a complex idea more palatable. Maybe, in your case, this is the appropriate time to use an analogy.
If you're looking to support your point, not explain it, then I would definitely suggest actual evidence. But I need to know the point you're making before I could give you any specific suggestions.