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Allusion in The Tempest
Allusion Examples in The Tempest:
Act I - Scene II
"No wonder, sir, But certainly a maid...." See in text (Act I - Scene II)
Miranda and Ferdinand both initially mistake each other for spirits—Miranda hasn't ever seen a human male besides her old father, and Ferdinand thinks Miranda is so beautiful that she can't possibly be a human woman. Shakespeare alludes to Aeneas's first glimpse of Venus disguised as a girl when he was shipwrecked at Carthage.