One- and Two-Word Allusions

Read the paragraph below. How many allusions can you find? Click on the words or phrases that can be used as allusions. You should be able to spot three!

Typical Allusions

The more you read, the more allusions you will be able to recognize. Allusions can appear in any text, such as poems, short stories, novels, plays, songs, and essays. The list below has just a few examples of common references used in allusions.

On your graphic organizer, write some other allusions you’ve read or heard. Possibly you have run into allusions in Shakespeare’s plays or in Greek mythology. Harry Potter books also contain many allusions. Graphic Organizer Instructions