Poetic Devices. Definitions and examples to help in your analysis of difficult texts. . Line Breaks.
Definitions and examples to help in your analysis of difficult texts.
Allusions are a reference within a work to something largely well known and famous outside of it, such as: a well-known person, place, event, story, work of art, literature, music, or popular culture.
Allusions are types of metaphors.
Allusions are used to let the reader understand information about the character, plot, or setting by connecting it to something that is already known.
The wind in the pine-trees
Is like the shuffling of waves
Upon the wooden sides of a boat.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window, it blocked the door