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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…
19 terms
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
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
15 terms
English-Daily Allusions 1
Achilles' heel-
Pound of Flesh-
Sacred Cow-
Crossing the Rubicon-
Greek Mythology, River Styx, immortality, heel, vulnerability…
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a moneylender, pou…
Hinduism, not allowed to interfere with it./Something that ca…
Julius Caesar, Rubicon river, boundary of Italy, led his army…
Achilles' heel-
Greek Mythology, River Styx, immortality, heel, vulnerability…
Pound of Flesh-
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a moneylender, pou…
15 terms
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…
10 terms
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…
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
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…
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…
19 terms
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
16 terms
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
12 terms
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…
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…
15 terms
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…
7 terms
English Allusions #1
in medias res
loaves and fishes
Janus
a chip on one's shoulder
in the middle of the action
Jesus splits five loaves and two fish to feed thousands
Roman mythological god; god of crossroads, decision making, o…
boys would wear a wood chip on their shoulders, aiming to pic…
in medias res
in the middle of the action
loaves and fishes
Jesus splits five loaves and two fish to feed thousands
28 terms
English: Allusions 1-42
Sacred Cow
Pound of Flesh
Crossing the Rubicon
Tantalus
-sacred animals... -merchants lure only out w/ food... TODAY: some…
-from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice... -finance ships w/ fles…
-Juleius C. ordered home by enemies in Senate... -illegal to cro…
-Greek king who offended gods (suffer in Hades)... -high water a…
Sacred Cow
-sacred animals... -merchants lure only out w/ food... TODAY: some…
Pound of Flesh
-from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice... -finance ships w/ fles…
31 terms
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
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…
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 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…
45 terms
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…
7 terms
English allusions qrt 1
Draconian
Jim Crow
Job
Endgame
-harsh... -severe
-"Jump Jim Crow" (1892)... -song, dance, caricature of African…
-Old Testament ... -faithful~>tested through trials, many chall…
-the stage of chess after major reduction of forces... -what's…
Draconian
-harsh... -severe
Jim Crow
-"Jump Jim Crow" (1892)... -song, dance, caricature of African…
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…
30 terms
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…
10 terms
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…
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…
10 terms
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
10 terms
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…
47 terms
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
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
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
27 terms
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
15 terms
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.
15 terms
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
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…
28 terms
English: Allusions 1-42
Sacred Cow
Pound of Flesh
Crossing the Rubicon
Tantalus
-sacred animals... -merchants lure only out w/ food... TODAY: some…
-from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice... -finance ships w/ fles…
-Juleius C. ordered home by enemies in Senate... -illegal to cro…
-Greek king who offended gods (suffer in Hades)... -high water a…
Sacred Cow
-sacred animals... -merchants lure only out w/ food... TODAY: some…
Pound of Flesh
-from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice... -finance ships w/ fles…
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
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
14 terms
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…
English Allusions 1-30
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
Background: playwright John Dennis invented the sound effect…
Background: In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about…
Background: if a knight wanted to challenge another knight to…
Background: In Greek mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Background: playwright John Dennis invented the sound effect…
Witch Hunt
Background: In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about…
21 terms
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
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…
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…
Allusions 1-30 English 12
Stealing someone's thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw down the gauntlet
The Muses
either to take credit for the idea of another ... to lessen the…
1692 in Salem, Massachusetts hysteria ... flimsy evidence ... campa…
to issue a challenge, dramatic manner
source of inspiration, artistic creative endeavors
Stealing someone's thunder
either to take credit for the idea of another ... to lessen the…
Witch Hunt
1692 in Salem, Massachusetts hysteria ... flimsy evidence ... campa…
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…
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…
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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