Allusion

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Allusion or not

'if your teachers weren't into it, the middle aged librarian at your school with the bun in her hair, sure was!'
is the reference to the librarian an allusion?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:10
WET

WET, you say? Wet as a rag??

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:25
Help

Can you guys please help to find an allusion for love? thankyou

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:40
Love Allusion

Maybe he's no Romeo, but he's my one-man loving show. (Let's Hear it for the Boy lyric)

I ain't much on Casanova
Me and Romeo have never been friends
Can't you see how much I really love ya
Going to say it to you time and time again
(Casonova by LeVert)

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:16
yes,bur a simile with an

yes but a similey with an allusion comparison

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:01
Definition clarification

An allusion is an indirect reference. Coming right out and saying someone is or is like someone else is either a metaphor or a simile. For example, Martin Luther King, Jr. began his "I have a dream" speech with the following line:

"Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation."

The phrase "Five score years ago" is an allusion to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, which began "Four score and seven years ago." King wanted to purposely link his speech with Lincoln's in the minds of his audience, otherwise he could have just said, "100 years ago."

The other quotes above from Fahrenheit 451, Frost, and Shakespeare are all accurate examples of allusion.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:21
Allusion

I need an allusion about animal cruelty and I have no idea what to use or how to use it

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 17:34
Allusions

That's a hard one but there is one on animals,
The zoo reminded him of Noah's arch.
Hope this helped!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 15:12
alusion or not

We had fallen into the trap, up to our necks.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:25
Examples (yay)

Instead of saying "It was an isolated prison atop an island, cold and inescapable, etc..." it's simpler to say "It was an Alcatraz of a prison." It's like cutting the description short with a well known place/person/object that has all or most of the same qualities of the place/person/object you have created or are describing.

Another example could be saying "he was as close to a real life Hercules as you could get," rather than listing "he was strong, brave," so on so on.

Hopefully helpful :P

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 01:03
Stereotypes/Beliefs

Would the stereotype of the incompetent woman/sexism be an allusion? or is it only referring to specifics and names of ideas or beliefs?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:34
His face depicted

His face depicted disappointment as if he had a thing to do with the bombing of Hiroshima.

Is this allusion? It have something to do with Einstein.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 02:48
no lol

no lol

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/19/2014 - 21:15
is this an allusion?

Both gambled a heritage and family ties to take what they thought were better odds in the lottery of life. ??

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:34
clarification of term

not quite, in that sentence the key devices are metaphors to [gamble] a heritage and the [lottery] of life. in general, allusions refer to recognizable/well-known representations of people, events, literary works, myths. eg. john bunyan's pilgrim progress contains biblical/scriptural allusions.
authors often use allusions with the expectation that readers are able to identify with or according to shared knowledge in a particular cultural sphere, eg. the calydonian boarhunt in homeric literature.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 20:07
Shawn Spencer's allusions

Have any of you seen the TV series "Psych"? The characters use thousands of references and allusions in every episode. They're often very irrelevant though.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:08
Psych allusions

Irrelevant perhaps, but hilarious nonetheless.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 02:26
yeah

Thank goodness that helped A TON!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 03:20
"When the moon rose late in

"When the moon rose late in the night, people said it was refusing food, as a sullen husband refuses his wife's food when they have quarreled."

Is this an allusion or something else perhaps?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 05:46
Not Quite

Not an allusion, dear...However, it IS a terrific personification-simile combination.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 01:13
nope

No, not really. An allusion is a reference to a person or thing in pop culture.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 21:18
Another Example

"I can only be pleased that he seems to have forgotten my earlier fall from grace."

The term "fall from grace" is alluding to Lucifer's fall from grace in the Bible after he was exiled from heaven. This is taken to mean a falling of status from relatively good to bad.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 03:49
another example..

she walked through the halls as if it were her Garden of Eden

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:34
why is this an allusion?

He was a real Romeo with the ladies.

is this an allusion because he posses the same qualities as romeo saying he is very sweet and heroic?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 03:33
yes

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 04:15
“He was a real Romeo with the

“He was a real Romeo with the ladies.” Romeo was a character in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, and was very romantic in expressing his love for Juliet.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 17:53
need more meanings in

need more meanings in allusion

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/15/2012 - 07:27
Allusion

is when the writer is given a information that the reader is suppose to know like
Bless me, Ultima
" Then the owl cried; it sang ti millionn stars that dotted the dark blue sky, the Virgin's gown. All was watched over, all was cared for. I slept."

Who is the Virgin's gown, you wonder? but actually he talking about the virgin marry.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 23:00
On what page is this?

On what page is this?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 18:50
The beginning

I'm not entirely sure, but I think it's near the beginning, after he witnesses Lupito's death/murder. This is a pretty late notice though, huh..? Haha, sorry.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:57
???

Its on This PAGE

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:23
Another Example

This is another example of an allusion, found in Fahrenheit 451:
"Well," said Beatty, "now you did it. Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he burnt his damn wings, he wonders why..."
This is an allusion to the old Greek myth in which the inventor Daedalus makes wings for himself and his son, Icarus, to escape a tower in which they are held hostage. Even after his father's warnings, Icarus flies too high and the sun melts the wax in the wings. Icarus falls into the ocean and drowns.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 03:35
And the story of Icarus would

And the story of Icarus would be a agreat example of Irony...

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 16:30
Allusion

"Even sports newsletters allude to [Robert] Frost. When a New York Giants tackle was diagnosed as having cancer, Inside Football commented, 'The rest, since there was no more to build on there, turned to their affairs.' That's an allusion to a 1916 Frost poem about a boy's accidental death: 'No more to build on there. And they, since they/ Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs.' (The poem's title is 'Out, Out--,' itself an allusion by Frost to Shakespeare; after Lady Macbeth dies, Macbeth speaks of life's shortness, 'Out, out, brief candle!')"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 04:20
I don't get it.

I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 22:52
Chris Brown

Chris Brown being referred as the next Michael is a great example of an allusion device, where 'Michael Jackson' is the subject of the allusion device.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 00:35
Wow!

Now that is a great example. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 03:31
cleahe

dont be a dead horse

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 19:56
Another Example

Chris Brown is referred to as the next Michael Jackson because of his ability to rock the stage with his amazing singing and dancing abilities.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 21:05
I need more examples please

Could someone write more examples please?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 01:12
?

Could an allusion also be symbolism? Is it interchangeable?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:08
It's almost like a metaphor

It's almost like a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 02:00
@"i'm wet as a rag"

Also similie?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:12
.

He's a kind boy, kind as Ghandi.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 08:34
.

Yes I think so ^^

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:03
i'm wet, wet as a rag

i'm wet, wet as a rag

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 04:08
This is just a simile.

This is just a simile. Saying rag is not alluding to anything specific.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 22:49
.

Thats a simile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 13:51
Try reading a little more

Try reading a little more carefully and not just stop after you read "as" and say oh wait thats a simile!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 22:57
Yes, but a simile with a

Yes, but a simile with a allusion comparison.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 22:45

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