Allusion and Illusion | IELTS vocabulary
Don’t confuse allusion and illusion. An allusion is a reference or mention; an illusion is a false impression, something that seems to be something else, or something that seems to exist but doesn’t. Example:
- The teacher made an allusion to Shakespeare.
- In his poems, Eliot made several allusions to Hindu mythology.
- The sky-blue ceiling gives one the illusion that one is outdoors.