Allusion in Literature - Definition & Examples


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Allusions are defined as...

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1. Which of the following represents an allusion?

2. Which of the following is true about allusions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Allusion is a literary tool used to convey ideas quickly, directly and powerfully in a passage. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how allusion is used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What allusions are
  • Unique examples of allusion in context
  • How allusions function

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about allusions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including what allusions are and what makes them unique
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of allusions to identify them in context
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about allusions

Additional Learning

To start learning more about allusions, review the accompanying lesson called Allusion in Literature. This particular lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers what allusions are
  • Explains how allusions function in a passage
  • Details specific examples of allusions