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Allusions (Grade 8)

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Allusions

1. 
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. The rain kept tapping on my shoulder.
  2. She is quiet as a mouse.
  3. He is like the Hulk when he gets angry.
  4. The stars shivered when the wind howled.
2. 
Explain what the allusion in the question above means.



3. 
In which of the following examples does the author use an allusion?
  1. The aroma of grandma's chicken soup filled the room with warmth.
  2. The stars blinked at me from above.
  3. I'm as hungry as a horse.
  4. That girl is so strong, I think she might be from the planet Krypton.
4. 
Explain what the allusion in the question above means.



5. 
In which of the following examples does the author use an allusion?
  1. The moon smiled down on the sleepy town.
  2. Her smile was like the Mona Lisa's.
  3. Her smile lit up the whole room like rays of sunshine.
  4. The book babbled to the deer as they took a drink.
6. 
Explain what the allusion in the question above means.



7. 
Which of the following examples contains an allusion?
  1. He was a tragic hero, just like Odysseus.
  2. The aroma of freshly cut roses drifted across the room.
  3. I have run a million miles today.
  4. The morning is a blank canvas, waiting for me to paint a new day.
8. 
Write another sentence using the allusion from the question above.



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