ALLUSIONS

IN LITERATURE

a casual reference to another literary text (poem, song, short story, novel), an event and/or people in history, artwork, and/or current events

EXAMPLE

Johnny was a scrooge with his money. Although he had two hundred dollars, he refused to loan me a quarter.
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EXAMPLE

I had to drag Christy away from the chocolate cake; chocolate is her Achilles' heel.
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