A literary allusion is defined as the following:
a brief reference to a person, event, place, or phrase. The writer assumes the reader will recognize the reference. For instance, most of us would know the difference between a mechanic's being as reliable as George Washington or as reliable as Benedict Arnold. Allusions that are commonplace for readers in one era may require footnotes for readers in a later time.
Allusions are frequently used in poetry and prose alike. Your timed writing on Tuesday about the poem "Icarus" alludes to the Greek mythological story of Icarus. (for those who are interested in knowing more about the story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus )
Write your own poem while utilizing allusion. This can be an historical, biblical, mythological, etc. allusion--any of your choosing. The poem may either center around the allusion, or the allusion may simply be used as a small piece of your poem to drive home an illustration or idea. You are the poet. The rhyme scheme (or lack thereof), format, length, content--everything--is entirely up to you.
Let your creativity soar unlike the wings upon which Icarus flew and fell.
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