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To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a New York Times literary allusions quiz and then consider the difference between recognizing the reference and understanding the implications. Be sure and check out the riotous comments that conclude the instructional activity. They are full of sound and fury, but perhaps signify nothing.