Literary Device -Allusion

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Literary Device -Allusion

The Last Rung of the Ladder by: Stephen King -"It has a sweet smell, hay does, and you'd come to rest in that smell of reborn summer with your stomach left behind you way up there in the middle of the air, and you'd feel . . . well, like Lazarus must have felt."- biblical allusion

a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance


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Original Examples

Chocolate is my Achilles' heel.- greek mythological allusionShe was acting like such a scrooge.- literary allusion (A Christmas Carol by: Charles Dickens)

AllusionBy: Ms. Luma

Biblical Allusion

Cultural Allusion

Literary Allusion

TYPES -Biblical -Mythological -Historical -Literary -Cultural

Historical Allusion


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