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Hickory, Dickory, Dock
a nursery rhyme
a fictional English detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes had a extraordinary powers of memory, observation, and deduction to help him solve mysteries.
The pirate-villain in the play Peter Pan. One of his hands has been devoured by a crocodile and replaced with a hook. He is eaten by the whole crocodile near the end of the play.
The horror! The horror!
Words spoken by the dying adventurer Kurtz in the Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
a novel by Mark Twain. Huckleberry , a boy running away from his father, and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, take to the Mississippi River on a raft. The lessons Huck learns about life are a prevailing theme.
a 20th century African American author known for his poems about the black experience in the United States. He was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Famous line:What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
a nursery rhyme
Zora Neale Hurston
a 20th century African American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
a 20th century English author best known for Brave New World, a novel about the future.
the vicious side of the personality of Dr. Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
the first line of the poem "daffodils" by William Wadsworth
the treacherous villain in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare. As adviser to Othello, a general of Venice, Iago lies to his master and eventually drives him to murder his wife.
Beware of the Ides of March
a warning Julius Caesar receives from a fortuneteller in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Later in the play, he is assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15)
if music be the food of love, play on
the first line of the play Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare. The speaker is asking for music because he is frustrated in courtship; he wants an overabundance of love so that he may lose his appetite for it
a popular poem from the late 19th century by the English author William Ernest Henley. Invictus is latin for "unconquered"
a novel by African-American author Ralph Ellison. Set in the United States in the 1930's it depicts a black man's struggle for identity. It won a National Book Award in 1953
a 19th century American author. wrote Rip Van Winkle
It is far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done
a sentence from the end of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The character who is speaking has nobly chosen to die in place of another man