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Allusion Poems | Examples of Allusion Poetry

Allusion Poems - Examples of all types of allusion poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for allusion.

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Seas the Dream
Surreal now, those days Evanescent seas in time A wind’s stonewalled aria Simpering of cliffs… Tyrolean traverse grit Hard as granite without mirth Elevation’s daze Dared Yosemite’s wizard Raging froth on green ~ river etched a deeper gorge A lost arrow stabbed the lea Mourning an...Read More
Categories: allusion,
Form: Sedoka

Three Realities
Three realities there are: the reality of dreams, the reality of life, and, though some dispute, the reality of eternity.... The world of our dreams is as real as mortal life-- each dream recalled but a fraction of myriad forgotten. Yet in every dream...Read More
Categories: allusion, angst, appreciation, death,
Form: Free verse
Darkness obscures all shine and chroma ... ...Read More
Categories: allusion, analogy, dark, extended
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Mend My Wounds
Hover over my trauma, sharp as a vulture, swoop Surround old scenarios with an offer to devour Wipe the memory card of pain I play on loop Grab my glitches with talon weapon power Wounds bouncing red announce danger Jab...Read More
Categories: allusion, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Scene of spring haiku
Categories: allusion, art, flower, roses
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Shiver forest
inside the fireplace ...Read More
Categories: allusion, cry, fire, firework,
Form: Haiku
The Engine
The engine Black smooth and ornate Eons in its design Hell glows at its heart Gears grind, turning into the void; sublime Darkness hunts Something drums Springs, Rings, Mechanical Parts ...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, art,
Form: Free verse
I wait
I wait for you- like the bomb is IN YOU, like the shuttle that pulls me through- I became the threshold I once thought I knew... Like the easy infector of a wazy dread of the connector... Like the crazy...Read More
Categories: allusion, analogy, animal, garden,
Form: Burlesque
verge life of rover that only remembers well, ...Read More
Categories: adventure, allusion, dream, extended
Form: Senryu
A piece of work
A piece of work, Ready to suck, Power of my mind, By making it bind, To questions too tuff, While making me scoff. By: EK~ Eman Afridhi 17/04/2021...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, allusion, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Is This Your Contest
Is this your contest? A tantalizing tease that you give to dally with the poet to take leave and sieve away from their ingrained tradition to mold and form some wavering transition that fits, contorts, evolves and forms ...Read More
Categories: allusion, angst,
Form: Rhyme
when death comes I simply say no search for another victim and so don't intend to throw your essays at...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, conflict, death,
Form: Quatrain
when eld whistle blows sleep ghostly train...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, extended
Form: Haiku
The birds are gone expelled caused by our envy ... Just to observe them fly ... ...Read More
Categories: allusion, bird, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dumb Brat
Categories: allusion, anger, cute, words,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Allusion Poems

Definition | What is Allusion in Poetry?