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An allusion is a reference to another work of literature within a specific text. Dickens references Shakespeare's Hamlet in Stave 1,
There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlet’s Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night . .