Allusion Quiz Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Definition & ExamplesQuizFlashcardsWorksheets 1. Which one of the following four can be considered a correct definition of allusion? Allusion is a straightforward reference to a historical person. Allusion is an unidentified reference to a literary or historical character, event, or object. Allusion is a riddle the reader is not supposed to know the answer to. Allusion is a casual reference to a previous work which adds some meaning to the current one. 2. Which of the following four adjectives doesn’t describe allusion as a literary device? passing indirect explicit covert 3. Which of the following four poets is most famous for using numerous classical and topical allusions in his works? Percy Bysshe Shelley Algernon Charles Swinburne Alexander Pope William Blake 4. What kind of allusions do modernist writers tend to use? Traditional Simple Straightforward Esoteric Loading … (Further Reading: Quiz Collection of All Literary Devices) Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.