Allusion in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Allusion

a figure of speech that is used in literature to make an indirect reference to something

Examples of Allusion in a sentence

The author included an allusion in her speech when she referred to Romeo but didn’t explain who he was.  🔊

A reference to Pandora’s box is an allusion that will strengthen the reader’s understanding of the danger the character faces.  🔊

Since no allusion was used in the text, direct references will need to be added to the story.  🔊

The sentence “this is like the Garden of Eden” is a biblical allusion used to mention the first garden.  🔊

Though no allusion was included, the writer used imagery to draw a comparison to the old painting.  🔊

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