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His deep love of literature is evident in his artworks, which still include fragments of text, as well as photographs of favorite writers and layers of literary allusions.
PETER SACKS IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING ARTISTS IN AMERICA. BUT HE DIDN’T FIND HIS VOICE UNTIL LATE IN LIFE.SEBASTIAN SMEEMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s a rich and vibrant story about love and sin and redemption, laced through with allusions to everything from Peter’s denial of Christ to the none pizza with left beef meme.
HOW GIDEON THE NINTH AUTHOR TAMSYN MUIR QUEERS THE SPACE OPERACONSTANCE GRADYFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
There’s biblical allusion that I haven’t even begun to mine.
HOW GIDEON THE NINTH AUTHOR TAMSYN MUIR QUEERS THE SPACE OPERACONSTANCE GRADYFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
The preacher sprinkles his calls for affordable health care with Biblical allusions, reminding voters that Bartimaeus, a blind man healed by Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, “suffered from a preexisting condition.”
RAPHAEL WARNOCK’S CAMPAIGN FOR THE MORAL HIGH GROUNDCLYDE MCGRADYJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
By engineering standards, the Pompidou is far less practical than many buildings that make no allusion to Meccano.
TOYS ARE THE FUTURE OF PHILOSOPHY - ISSUE 93: FORERUNNERSJONATHON KEATSDECEMBER 9, 2020NAUTILUS
With every allusion that Ramona made to the saints' statues, Alessandro's desire to procure one for her deepened.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The words are very old, and conveyed a certain religious and political allusion.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
The story of Longius is very common; hence Chaucer readily introduced an allusion to it, though his original has no hint of it.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
There are some other survivals in man of ancient structures to which a passing allusion must suffice.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
There is an obvious allusion in this line to the common proverb—'As fain as fowl of a fair morrow,' which is quoted in the Kn.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
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WORDS RELATED TO ALLUSION

  • advertence
  • allusion
  • associating
  • attributing
  • connecting
  • hint
  • implication
  • indicating
  • innuendo
  • insinuation
  • mention
  • mentioning
  • note
  • plug
  • pointing out
  • quotation
  • relating
  • resource
  • source
  • stating
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