Why would someone do a comparison contrast?

A compare-and-contrast essay analyzes two subjects by either comparing them, contrasting them, or both. The purpose of writing a comparison or contrast essay is not to state the obvious but rather to illuminate subtle differences or unexpected similarities between two subjects.

What does strong contrast mean?

a sharp/stark/strong contrast (=very great)There is a sharp contrast between the type of people who read the two newspapers. a marked/striking contrast (=very noticeable)I noticed a marked contrast in his behaviour before and after treatment.

What is being compared and contrast similarities and differences?

According to various dictionaries, compare means ‘to represent things or objects in respect of similarity’ and contrast means ‘to represent things in respect of differences. ‘ 4. If a person is looking at the similarities between two objects or things, then he may be comparing the two.

What are some transition words for contrast?

Contrast transitions

Expression Function
On the contrary Opposition (not x but y). Follows a negative statement and elaborates
On the other hand Comparison of two choices or two sides of an issue
Nevertheless, Nonetheless Shows contrast between expectation and reality Synonymous with “but” and “despite this”

How do you show contrast?

Using linking words to show contrast

  1. Although. We can use ‘although’ at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
  2. Despite / in spite of. We use ‘despite’ or ‘in spite of’ before a noun or a gerund.
  3. However. We use ‘although’ and ‘despite / in spite of’ to connect two clauses in the same sentence.

What is meant by in contrast?

phrase. If one thing is in contrast to another, it is very different from it. His public statements have always been in marked contrast to those of his son. That is in stark contrast to the situation during the 1970 oil crisis.

Is both a transition word?

And, in addition to, furthermore, moreover, besides, than, too, also, both-and, another, equally important, first, second, etc., again, further, last, finally, not only-but also, as well as, in the second place, next, likewise, similarly, in fact, as a result, consequently, in the same way, for example, for instance.