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Oh my word Allusion, Illusion

Oh my word Allusion, Illusion
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Allusion refers to indirect reference to somebody or something, hinting or suggesting, indirect or passing reference, mentioning obscurely or...

Allusion refers to indirect reference to somebody or something, hinting or suggesting, indirect or passing reference, mentioning obscurely or obliquely to something with somebody. Its derivatives are allusions, allusive (adjective) and alluding (verb), and allusively (adverb).

Some scenes in the play are allusions to the contemporary political scene in the country. Savitri, the epic poem written by Sri Aurobindo alludes to many metaphysical elements. Any allusion to his idiosyncrasies will make him angry, but his spouse never stops from alluding to them. Former Prime Minister Vajpayee often made allusive remarks on the state of affairs about the country’s rising beyond political and party affiliations.

The tales of Panchatantra and fables of Aesop alludes to the morals and wisdom of animals, humans including their states of minds ranging from evil to meanness. ‘Allusion has been made to [Proust’s] contempt for the literature that “describes,” for the realists and naturalists worshipping the offal of experience, prostrate before the epidermis and the swift epilepsy, and content to transcribe the surface, the façade, behind which the Idea is prisoner.’ – Samuel Beckett

Illusion means delusion, believing mistakenly, misconception, a false idea, false impression or belief which someone or Somebody carries with him or her, a sensory distortion but unlike hallucinations, misapprehension and a figment of the imagination. Derivatives of illusion are illusory & illusive (adjective), illusorily (adverb), illusionism (noun – conjuring).

Illusion is an imaginary thing which one may carry in his or her mind; false perception. India cricket team should not live in the illusion that it can win the World Cup for one-day matches. Is India under the illusion that it has true democracy? Optical illusion is something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is, that which appears but does not exist, when a stationary image appears to move and others.

Hot sun can display illusions such as wet surfaces Maya means illusion – that the visible world is real. Derivatives of illusion are illusory, illusive, and illusionist (conjurer) He is a disillusioned middle-aged man…“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” –Albert Einstein

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