What is Allusion?


Sometimes my dog is Dr.Jekyll. But other times he is… Mr.Hyde. Why does the man refer to a well-known character
when describing his dog? You remember the story of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde,
right? Dr.Jekyll is kind and friendly. …but sometimes he turns into Mr.Hyde, who
is violent and evil. By referring to Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, the man can quickly illustrate his dog’s personality. This is called allusion. An allusion is a reference to someone or something
commonly known from literature, history, religion, or other
areas of culture. It helps writers and speakers express ideas
quickly and effectively. Find another allusion to describe the dog’s
personality.

27 thoughts on “What is Allusion?

  1. Thanks for this video. I searched online through dictionary sites and couldn't understand the full meaning of this word until I saw this video.

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  4. Thank you very much! I’m 13 and have a English test on Monday.. my teacher is very strict and I have to know the meaning of allusion but I couldn’t understand the meaning on the websites I found.. so thank u very much

  5. hey just wondering, is there a literary device that can show a type of ‘allusion’ to another part of the same story (no, I don’t mean foreshadowing)

  6. I thought for the summer nights- Grease because of the background music hehe..

  7. So how exactly is foreshadowing an allusion? From some perspectives, sure, it correctly understood. But if you think of it by a different angle, you might just get your thoughts all twisted. So, what does it really mean?

  8. the only reason why i actually liked this video is because it was made in Seoul

  9. I have a question. How do I use warm in an allusion? I have an ela project due Wednesday and I'm so confused

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