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An '''allusion''' is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. The writer expects the reader to possess enough knowledge to spot the allusion and grasp its importance in a text. Allusion is not to be confused with [[Allegory]].
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An '''allusion''' is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. The writer expects the reader to possess enough knowledge to spot the allusion and grasp its importance in a text. Allusion should not be confused with [[Allegory]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 18:34, 21 July 2019

An allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. The writer expects the reader to possess enough knowledge to spot the allusion and grasp its importance in a text. Allusion should not be confused with Allegory.

See also

Typology

Hermeneutics

New Testament

External links

Allusion (literarydevices.net)