Definition Of allusio


an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

an allusion to Shakespeare

Example Of allusio

  • a classical allusion

  • A cultural world in which allusion is defined as theft seems an awfully impoverished one.

  • an allusion to Shakespeare

  • Ben-Porat provides an analysis of allusion as a literary technique.

  • But any meaning could be expressed, so that the language brought into play whole new principles of allusion and definition.

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