Is it an allusion?

‘Allusion’ and ‘illusion’ are often confused. ‘Elusion’ doesn’t get mixed up with them that often but sometimes it makes a surprise appearance.

https://pixabay.com/en/optical-deception-deception-graphic-813728/An allusion is usually defined as an indirect reference. However, Fowler’s states that it is acceptable to use ‘allude’ to mean ‘refer’.

An illusion is a false appearance or deceptive impression of reality. It can also be a false or misleading idea or belief.

Elusion means the act of escaping or avoiding.

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