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Is this an example of an allusion?If I find an object that has meaning to me (for...

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insprehshun | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:53 AM via web

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Is this an example of an allusion?

If I find an object that has meaning to me (for example, a sweater knit by my grandmother), and I say that everytime I look at it or wear it, it reminds me of her, is that an allusion to her?

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swetank | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 13, 2011 at 9:10 AM (Answer #1)

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matthew0109 | Student | Honors

Posted November 13, 2011 at 9:22 AM (Answer #2)

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An allusion is a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature. Allusions are often indirect or brief references to well-known characters or events. Specific examples of allusions can be found throughout

I just read the book "Freak The Mighty" and the main allusion in that book was the legend of "King Arthur And The Knights At The Round Table".

Just remember that an allusion refrences another literary work. It does not come from personal reference.

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mysticgirl | Student | eNoter

Posted November 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM (Answer #3)

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nope sorry an allusion is actually a referacne to someone or something, most likely its someone who has left behind a well known history or an impact.

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