Words That Pack a Punch
By- Payton Miller
A brief or indirect reference to a person, place or thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Why is it used?
Allusions engage the reader and will help the reader remember the theme of the passage. Also, it will allow the author to give an example of something without having to do a lengthy description.
2- The morning wind blows forever, the poem of creation is uninterrupted; but few are the ears that can hear it. Olympus is but the outside of the earth everywhere.
3- In the most high and palmy state of Rome, a little ere the mightiest Julius fell.
4- Your backyard is a Garden of Eden.
5- Many states have laws to protect the Good Samaritans.
2- The world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper.
3- The streets stank of manure, the courtyards of urine, and the stairwells stank of moldering wood and rat droppings.
4- The only other sound is the sweep of easy wind and downy flakes.
5- People stank of unwashed clothes, rotting teeth and from their bodies came the stench of rancid cheese and sour milk.