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Can you give me an example of an allusion in "Where the Red Fern Grows?

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cpwilde | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 4, 2012 at 7:42 AM via web

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Can you give me an example of an allusion in "Where the Red Fern Grows?

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amtheis | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 4, 2012 at 4:47 PM (Answer #1)

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An allusion is a reference in a story, book, poem, pr play  to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature.

An example can be found in chapter 10 of "Where the Red Fern Grows." One of the characters is "feeling as smart as Sherlock Holmes."

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is famous for his logical reasoning and skills to solve difficult cases.

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