Allusion Worksheets To Print:
- The thing being
referenced can be a person, place, or thing either from real life or
from a book, television, song, etc. It can also be a quality that thing
represents. The thing/quality being referenced isn’t mentioned
directly because the writer assumes that their reader will “get” the
Greek Literature -
Explain the meaning of each common allusion below. Then use each
one in a sentence.
Where Did They Come From? - Students identify the use of this technique with references back to the four commonly used sources.
- Read each of the sentences below. Underline where this technique is used. Then
identify whether it alludes to literature, mythology, or the Bible. Explain.
- Students will approach a well known genre of poetry. This is a famous offering from Frost.
Write With It -
You will explore your own uses of this technique that all start with the thoughts of a prompt.
- The quotations below are all taken from famous speeches. Identify
and explain the allusion in each quotation.
- Over the next few days, as you read, listen to music, watch
television, or even talk to your friends, make a note of the allusions that you
encounter. Fill out the chart below.
- This is like a journal for spotting this technique in everything you read.
- This is a little practice exercise you can try to make sure students have the idea.
- You will first spot this technique being used and then explain what it actually means.