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English Allusions (1-15)
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
~ sound effect / to take credit for the idea of another
~ 1692 / campaign against unorthodox people in particular
~ knight / issuing a challenge
~ nine goddesses / inspiration
Stealing Someone's Thunder
~ sound effect / to take credit for the idea of another
Witch Hunt
~ 1692 / campaign against unorthodox people in particular
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AP English Allusions (1)
Achilles' Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
One spot that is... Most vulnerable/a weakness
HANDSOME young man
Anything pertaining to wind
PHYSICALLY PERFECT male
Achilles' Heel
One spot that is... Most vulnerable/a weakness
Adonis
HANDSOME young man
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ap english allusions 1
achilles' heel
adonis
aeolian
apollo
one spot that is most vulnerable, a weakness a person may hav…
handsome young man- loved by aphrodite
anything pertaining to wind; a god who was keeper of the wind
a physically perfect male; god of music and light who was kno…
achilles' heel
one spot that is most vulnerable, a weakness a person may hav…
adonis
handsome young man- loved by aphrodite
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Allusions 1-10/English
Abraham and Issaic
Absalom
Achillies
Agamemnon
Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his own son, issaic. Ab…
in Samuel II, absolum was davids fav. son. when he died his f…
Achilles is the hero in the illiad and was the model for valo…
In greek mythology he was the king who sacrificed his daughte…
Abraham and Issaic
Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his own son, issaic. Ab…
Absalom
in Samuel II, absolum was davids fav. son. when he died his f…
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English Allusions 1-10
An Albatross around One's Neck
Babbitt
Lilliputian
Catch-22
sometimes used to mean an encumbrance, or a wearisome burden.…
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
escriptive of a very small person or of something diminutive,…
a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied…
An Albatross around One's Neck
sometimes used to mean an encumbrance, or a wearisome burden.…
Babbitt
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
15 terms
English Allusions 1
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Ones area of particular vulnerability
Someone's insistence on being paid even if that repayment des…
Something that cannot be interfered with or harmed in any way
To take an irreversible step that involves some danger
Achilles' Heel
Ones area of particular vulnerability
Pound of Flesh
Someone's insistence on being paid even if that repayment des…
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English Allusions Page 1
Achilles heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
One spot that is most vulnerable;1 weakness a person may have
Handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him
Pertaining to wind; God of keeper of wind
Physically perfect male; God of music and light; known for ph…
Achilles heel
One spot that is most vulnerable;1 weakness a person may have
Adonis
Handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him
English Allusions 1-20
Argus-eyed
Apollo
aeolian
Adonis
omniscient and all-seeing
a physically perfect male
anything pertaining to wind
handsome young man
Argus-eyed
omniscient and all-seeing
Apollo
a physically perfect male
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English Allusions Unit 1
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
A person's area of particular vulnerability (Mythology and Le…
Used to describe someone's insistence on being repaid, even i…
Refers to something that cannot be interfered with or harmed…
To take an irreversible step, often involving some danger (Hi…
Achilles' Heel
A person's area of particular vulnerability (Mythology and Le…
Pound of Flesh
Used to describe someone's insistence on being repaid, even i…
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English Allusions 1
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Ones area of particular vulnerability
Someone's insistence on being paid even if that repayment des…
Something that cannot be interfered with or harmed in any way
To take an irreversible step that involves some danger
Achilles' Heel
Ones area of particular vulnerability
Pound of Flesh
Someone's insistence on being paid even if that repayment des…
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English Sem 1 Allusions
Quixotic
Draconian
Jim Crow Laws
Job
Romantically impractical, unrealistically idealistic
Harsh
Laws of racial segregation directed against African Americans…
Perseverance through hard times, biblical story
Quixotic
Romantically impractical, unrealistically idealistic
Draconian
Harsh
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English Allusions Column 1
Achilles' Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
today, one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a perso…
handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him
anything pertaining to wind; god who was Keeper of Wind
A physically perfect male; the god of music and light; known…
Achilles' Heel
today, one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a perso…
Adonis
handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him
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English Allusions #1
Quixotic
Rube Goldberg
Runyonesque
Shangri-la
By: Cervante... Title: Don Quixote... pursued ill-advised causes
created comics of complex machines that did simple things, th…
By: Damon Runyon... wrote about gamblers and scoundrels, now a l…
By: James Hilton... Title: Lost Horizons... eternal peace idyllic p…
Quixotic
By: Cervante... Title: Don Quixote... pursued ill-advised causes
Rube Goldberg
created comics of complex machines that did simple things, th…
Allusions English 1
Achilles' Heel
Sacred Cow
Pearls Before Swine
Crocodile Tears
Refers to a persons area of particular vulnerability (weak sp…
Refers to something that cannot interfered with or harmed in…
To offer something precious to people who are unable to appre…
To show fake sympathy for someone
Achilles' Heel
Refers to a persons area of particular vulnerability (weak sp…
Sacred Cow
Refers to something that cannot interfered with or harmed in…
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English Allusions-1
Garden of Eden
Pygmalion and Galatea
Cain and Abel
Prometheus
God created Adam, then Eve from Adam's rib. He told them not…
A man, a sculptor, became sick of women. Ironically he create…
Adam and Eve had two sons. The oldest took care of crops and…
A Titan who was thought to be the protector of mankind sided…
Garden of Eden
God created Adam, then Eve from Adam's rib. He told them not…
Pygmalion and Galatea
A man, a sculptor, became sick of women. Ironically he create…
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Allusions 1-10/English
Abraham and Issaic
Absalom
Achillies
Agamemnon
Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his own son, issaic. Ab…
in Samuel II, absolum was davids fav. son. when he died his f…
Achilles is the hero in the illiad and was the model for valo…
In greek mythology he was the king who sacrificed his daughte…
Abraham and Issaic
Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his own son, issaic. Ab…
Absalom
in Samuel II, absolum was davids fav. son. when he died his f…
20 terms
English Allusions #1
achilles' heel
adonis
aeolian
apollo
a spot of vulnerability/ a weakness someone has
a handsome young man
anything pertaining to wind
a physically perfect male
achilles' heel
a spot of vulnerability/ a weakness someone has
adonis
a handsome young man
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English Allusions 1
Achilles' heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
Person's only weak or vulnerable point
Beautiful youth; handsome face and gorgeous body
Control of the winds
Represents order, reason, and self-discipline
Achilles' heel
Person's only weak or vulnerable point
Adonis
Beautiful youth; handsome face and gorgeous body
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English Allusions 1-15
Achilles' Heel
Pound of flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Background: Greek mythology, His mom dipped him in river Styx…
Background : Shakespeare's play " Merchant of Venice" ... - Shyl…
Background : Hindu's believe these animals are sacred and sho…
Background: ... -Julius Cesar ... - was Italy's boundary ... - He led…
Achilles' Heel
Background: Greek mythology, His mom dipped him in river Styx…
Pound of flesh
Background : Shakespeare's play " Merchant of Venice" ... - Shyl…
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English Allusions 1-11
An Albatross around one's neck
Babbitt
Lilliputian
Catch-22
a psychological burden
a self-satisfied, conformist buisnessperson
trivial or small
a difficult situation where the problem and solution contradi…
An Albatross around one's neck
a psychological burden
Babbitt
a self-satisfied, conformist buisnessperson
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English Allusions 1
Achilles' Heel
Pound of flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the rubicon
Persons area of vulnerability
Someone's inconsistence on being repaid, even if the repaymen…
Something that cannot be interfered with or harmed in any way
To take an irreversible step, often involving some danger
Achilles' Heel
Persons area of vulnerability
Pound of flesh
Someone's inconsistence on being repaid, even if the repaymen…
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English #1-15 Allusions
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Language and Idioms
-playwrights... -sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimi…
to take credit for the idea of another or to lessen the effec…
History, Cultures, and Ideas
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Language and Idioms
Stealing Someone's Thunder
-playwrights... -sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimi…
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1-15 English Allusions
Achilles Heel
Sirens
Icarus/ fly too close to the sun
Nemesis
"area of vulnerability"- greek myth- when Achilles was a baby…
"anything that tempts a person away from safety and toward a…
"to fail or be destroyed because of lack or caution or excess…
Nemesis was the Greek goddess of vengeance and retribution. S…
Achilles Heel
"area of vulnerability"- greek myth- when Achilles was a baby…
Sirens
"anything that tempts a person away from safety and toward a…
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Allusions 1-10/English
Abraham and Issaic
Achillies
Agamemnon
Antigone
Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his own son, issaic. Ab…
Achilles is the hero in the illiad and was the model for valo…
In greek mythology he was the king who sacrificed his daughte…
Daughter of oedipus who performed a funeral over her brother…
Abraham and Issaic
Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his own son, issaic. Ab…
Achillies
Achilles is the hero in the illiad and was the model for valo…
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Allusions English 1 K
Janus
A chip on one's shoulder
Noble savage
Burning bush... the Bible
Roman god, referred to the wisdom and knowledge of a person w…
Young boy, inclined to be resentful looking for excuse to fight
Jean Jacques person who has not been corrupted by society or…
Moses exodus God refers to a medium through which the vorce o…
Janus
Roman god, referred to the wisdom and knowledge of a person w…
A chip on one's shoulder
Young boy, inclined to be resentful looking for excuse to fight
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English Allusions #1
Achilles' Heel - definition
Achilles' Heel - history
Pound of Flesh - definition
Pound of Flesh - history
refer to a person's area of particular vulnerability.
from Greek Mÿhology. According to myth, when... Achilles was a b…
someone's insistence on being repaid, even if the repayment w…
This phrase comes from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. In t…
Achilles' Heel - definition
refer to a person's area of particular vulnerability.
Achilles' Heel - history
from Greek Mÿhology. According to myth, when... Achilles was a b…
English Allusions 1-15
Achilles Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Mythology - (Achilles dipped in River Styx, held by his heel.…
Literature - (From Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Shylock…
Language and Idioms - (From Hinduism. Cows are considered sac…
History, Culture, Ideas - (From Julius Casesar. Rubicon is th…
Achilles Heel
Mythology - (Achilles dipped in River Styx, held by his heel.…
Pound of Flesh
Literature - (From Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Shylock…
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English K-1 Allusions
"Achilles' Heel"
"Pound of Flesh"
"Sacred Cow"
"Crossing the Rubicon"
area of particular vulnerability
insistence of being repaid even if the repayment will destroy…
not allowed to interfere with it
to take an irreversible step, often involving some danger
"Achilles' Heel"
area of particular vulnerability
"Pound of Flesh"
insistence of being repaid even if the repayment will destroy…
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English Allusions 1-15
"Stealing Someone's Thunder"
Stealing Someone's Thunder
"Witch Hunt"
Witch Hunt
Playwright, sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimic…
Take credit for the idea of another/to lessen the effect by s…
1692 in Salem, MA, hysteria, flimsy evidence
Campaign against a particular group of people usually with un…
"Stealing Someone's Thunder"
Playwright, sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimic…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Take credit for the idea of another/to lessen the effect by s…
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Allusions English Set 1
Minerva
Carrying the weight of the word
Catch 22
Bedlam
roman goddess; talented, skilled, someone people look up to.
to appear or behave as if burdened by all the problems of the…
Set of paradoxical requirements; depressed, frustrated, stuck…
nickname for London's Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem; insa…
Minerva
roman goddess; talented, skilled, someone people look up to.
Carrying the weight of the word
to appear or behave as if burdened by all the problems of the…
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English Allusions 1-15
Achilles Heel
River Achilles was dipped in
Where did Achilles mother hold him to…
How was Achilles killed
The term refers to a persons area of particular vulnerability
River Styx because the waters gave immorality
by the heel so Achilles only vulnerable spot was his heel
During the Trojan war a poisoned arrow struck his heel
Achilles Heel
The term refers to a persons area of particular vulnerability
River Achilles was dipped in
River Styx because the waters gave immorality
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Allusions English Page 1
Archilles Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
- weakness... - invulnerable except for the heel
- handsome... - Aphrodite loved him
- Keeper of Wind
- physically perfect man... - God of music and light
Archilles Heel
- weakness... - invulnerable except for the heel
Adonis
- handsome... - Aphrodite loved him
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English Allusions Set 1
Sour Grapes
Sold Down the River
Nemesis
Flash in the Pan
The attitude of disappointment or a thwarted person.... Someone…
To be betrayed or mislead, esp. by someone trusted.
A person's nemesis is that which causes his or her downfall i…
It's something or someone that initially shows potential but…
Sour Grapes
The attitude of disappointment or a thwarted person.... Someone…
Sold Down the River
To be betrayed or mislead, esp. by someone trusted.
English Allusions 1-15
Achilles Heel
River Achilles was dipped in
Where did Achilles mother hold him to…
How was Achilles killed
The term refers to a persons area of particular vulnerability
River Styx because the waters gave immorality
by the heel so Achilles only vulnerable spot was his heel
During the Trojan war a poisoned arrow struck his heel
Achilles Heel
The term refers to a persons area of particular vulnerability
River Achilles was dipped in
River Styx because the waters gave immorality
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English Allusions #1-15
- 17th Century ... - A man used thin shee…
- 1692... - In Salem, Massachusetts women…
- Knighthood and Chivalry... - To challen…
- Greek mythology... - Nine goddesses of…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
- 17th Century ... - A man used thin shee…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
- 1692... - In Salem, Massachusetts women…
Witch Hunt
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English 10 Allusions (1-15)
once in a blue moon
mrs. grundy/grundyish
crocodile tears/to shed crocodile tears
sirens; siren song
something that occurs very rarely
an attitude of narrow-minded prudishness
to show false sympathy for someone
anything that tempts a person away from safety and toward a d…
once in a blue moon
something that occurs very rarely
mrs. grundy/grundyish
an attitude of narrow-minded prudishness
15 terms
English: Allusion Quiz 1
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Area of particular vulnerability
Used to describe someone's insistence on being repaid, even i…
Refers to something that cannot be interfered with or harmed…
To cross the Rubicon is to take an irreversible step, often i…
Achilles' Heel
Area of particular vulnerability
Pound of Flesh
Used to describe someone's insistence on being repaid, even i…
15 terms
English Allusion Test #1 Allusions 1-15
Sirens
In Medias Res
Narcissus/Narcissism
Lot's Wife/Pillar of Salt
• The term refers to anything that tempts a person away from…
• The term refers to anything that begins abruptly, in the mi…
• The term refers to obsessive focus on oneself, particularly…
• The term refers to someone who unwisely chooses to look bac…
Sirens
• The term refers to anything that tempts a person away from…
In Medias Res
• The term refers to anything that begins abruptly, in the mi…
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AP English Allusions 1-15
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
particular point of vulnerability
Insistence on being repaid
something that cannot be interfered with or harmed
irreversible step
Achilles' Heel
particular point of vulnerability
Pound of Flesh
Insistence on being repaid
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English allusion 1
Achilles' heel
Pound of flesh
Sacred cow
Crossing the rubicon
From greek mythology.... A persons area of particular vulnerabil…
Comes from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.... Someones insiste…
Comes from hinduism.... Something that cannot be interfered with…
Comes from Julius Caesar in the Gallic Wars.... Take an irrevers…
Achilles' heel
From greek mythology.... A persons area of particular vulnerabil…
Pound of flesh
Comes from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.... Someones insiste…
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english daily allusion #1
Greek Mythology,River Styx, Immortalit…
Merchant of Venice, Shylock money vend…
Hinduism, Sacred, Not allowed to inter…
Julius Caeser, River boundary, Led his…
Achilles Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Greek Mythology,River Styx, Immortalit…
Achilles Heel
Merchant of Venice, Shylock money vend…
Pound of Flesh
15 terms
oths english 2 allusions #1
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
-Greek Mythology... -a person's area of particular vulnerability
-Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice... -someone's insistence on be…
-Hinduism... -something that cannot be interfered with or harmed…
-Julius Caesar and troops... -take an irreversible step, often i…
Achilles' Heel
-Greek Mythology... -a person's area of particular vulnerability
Pound of Flesh
-Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice... -someone's insistence on be…
10 terms
English III Allusions 1-10
Allusion #1 "Lots wife/pillar of salt"
Allusion #2
Allusion #3 "The hand writing on the w…
Allusion #4 Methuselah
Book of Genesis ... God was going to destroy the cities of Sodom…
Sermon on the Mount ... Jesus said "cast not your pearls before…
Book of Daniel ... Belshazzar (The king of Babylon)... A human hand…
Book of Genesis ... Methuselah (one of Adams descendants)... He liv…
Allusion #1 "Lots wife/pillar of salt"
Book of Genesis ... God was going to destroy the cities of Sodom…
Allusion #2
Sermon on the Mount ... Jesus said "cast not your pearls before…
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AP English Allusions 1-30
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
-To take credit for the idea of another... -Lessen the effect/su…
-Campaign against a particular group of people often those ho…
-Issuing a challenge... -Challenge in a dramatic manner
-Source of inspiration... -Artistic, creative, endeavors
Stealing Someone's Thunder
-To take credit for the idea of another... -Lessen the effect/su…
Witch Hunt
-Campaign against a particular group of people often those ho…
15 terms
English 11H Allusions 1-15
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
D: area of particular vulnerability... BI: Greek mythology-River…
D: insistence on being repaid... BI: Shakespeare's Merchant of V…
D: something that cannot be interfered with or harmed... BI: Hin…
D: taking an irreversible step... BI: Caesar led his army across…
Achilles' Heel
D: area of particular vulnerability... BI: Greek mythology-River…
Pound of Flesh
D: insistence on being repaid... BI: Shakespeare's Merchant of V…
15 terms
AP English Allusions 1-15
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Area of particular vulnerability
Insistence on being repaid
Something that cannot be interfered with or harmed
Irreversible step
Achilles' Heel
Area of particular vulnerability
Pound of Flesh
Insistence on being repaid
30 terms
English Allusion Quiz 1
Achilles Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Item 1... Mythology and Legend... A baby was dipped into the River…
Item 2... Literature... Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. In the pl…
Item 3... Language and Idioms... In Hinduism, cows are considered s…
Item 4... History, Culture, Ideas... After defeating in Gallic Wars…
Achilles Heel
Item 1... Mythology and Legend... A baby was dipped into the River…
Pound of Flesh
Item 2... Literature... Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. In the pl…
15 terms
English 12 Allusions 1-15
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
-To take credit for the idea of another... -Lessen the effect/su…
-Campaign against a particular group of people often those ho…
-Issuing a challenge... -Challenge in a dramatic manner
-Source of inspiration... -Artistic, creative, endeavors
Stealing Someone's Thunder
-To take credit for the idea of another... -Lessen the effect/su…
Witch Hunt
-Campaign against a particular group of people often those ho…
15 terms
English Allusion Test #1
The Achille's Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
This term is used to refer to a person's area of weakness
Insistence on being paid even if payment will cause harm
Refers to something that cannot be interfered with or harmed
This was an irreversible step, (no turning back)
The Achille's Heel
This term is used to refer to a person's area of weakness
Pound of Flesh
Insistence on being paid even if payment will cause harm
15 terms
English 12: Allusions 1-15
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
-To take credit for the idea of another... -Lessen the effect/su…
-Campaign against a particular group of people often those ho…
-Issuing a challenge... -Challenge in a dramatic manner
-Source of inspiration... -Artistic, creative, endeavors
Stealing Someone's Thunder
-To take credit for the idea of another... -Lessen the effect/su…
Witch Hunt
-Campaign against a particular group of people often those ho…
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