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.

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