What are some allusions in Chapter One of A Separate Peace by John Knowles?

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An allusion is a reference made to someone or something that the reader, or a character, might know or understand. This helps to extract familiar knowledge about a topic and apply it to the story at hand to understand a specific point or theme more profoundly. For example, in Chapter One of A Separate Peace, Gene walks down Gilman Street and describes it for the reader. He says the following:

"The houses were as handsome and as unusual as I remembered. Clever modernizations of old Colonial manses, extensions in Victorian wood, capacious Greek Revival temples line the street" (10).

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