Allusion

Skill- Allusion: a reference to something that is commonly known (person, place, historical event, art, music, literature,etc) to convey larger meaning.

Examples:

“Don’t act like a Romeo in front of her.”
– “Romeo” is a reference to Shakespeare’s Romeo, a passionate lover of Juliet, in “Romeo and Juliet”.
“This place is like a Garden of Eden.”
–This is a biblical allusion to the “garden of God” in the Book of Genesis. It’s a way of saying “paradise.”
“Hey! Guess who the new Newton of our school is?”
– “Newton”, means a genius student, alludes to a famous scientist Isaac Newton.  (adapted from literarydevices.net)

 

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