Illusion or allusion?

by • June 29, 2012
These words, being near homophones, are often confused. Make sure you know the difference and keep them straight.

According to Merriam-Webster’s, allusion is defined as:
 
 
Now, compare that definition with that of illusion:
 
 
The following photograph is a great example of one of these words.
 
 
Which word do you think more accurately represents the photograph? What argument can be made for both words being accurate?

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