Allusion vs. Illusion vs. Delusion vs. Elusion

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What´s the difference in allusion and illusion?

Allusion vs. Illusion vs. Delusion vs. Elusion

Allusion: indirect reference

Illusion: unreal vision

Delusion: false belief

Elusion: escape



6/7/2007 12:42:52 AM
Greg said:


9/10/2007 1:25:44 PM
N Ashman said:

Succinct and clear.

1/14/2008 4:42:48 PM
Kelly said:

I have always found delusion and illusion confusing mostly because when I am reading, I see both words used and I get confused on the difference...that's all!

5/18/2009 7:37:23 PM
joe said:

yay! thanx so much!!! i was kinda confused lol

7/18/2011 7:27:41 AM
Czed said:

thanks for the tip. :)


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