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AP English 12 Allusions
Abraham and Isaac
Absalom
Achilles
Agamemnon
asked by God to sacrifice his beloved son. At the last moment…
David's favorite son who was killed in battle while attemptin…
the hero of Homer's Iliad who was the model of valor and beau…
he was the king who sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia to win…
Abraham and Isaac
asked by God to sacrifice his beloved son. At the last moment…
Absalom
David's favorite son who was killed in battle while attemptin…
Allusions DE English 12
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Category: Mythology and Legend ... Background: Derives from Gree…
Category: Literature... Background: Phrase comes from Shakespear…
Category: Language and Idioms ... Background:In Hinduism cows ar…
Category: History, Culture, Ideas... Background: After defeating…
Achilles' Heel
Category: Mythology and Legend ... Background: Derives from Gree…
Pound of Flesh
Category: Literature... Background: Phrase comes from Shakespear…
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English 12 Allusions
Pollyanna
Albatross around one's neck
Faust/Faustian bargain
Walter Mitty
Excessively optimistic.... Origin: In a novel, an orphan is forc…
Burden, punished for guilt.... Origin: A man shoots a bird and i…
Willing to do anything to get what you want.... Origin: Germanic…
Daydreamers who don't actually work to make their dreams a re…
Pollyanna
Excessively optimistic.... Origin: In a novel, an orphan is forc…
Albatross around one's neck
Burden, punished for guilt.... Origin: A man shoots a bird and i…
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Allusions - AP English 12
Tabula Rosa
Gordian Knot
Thirty Pieces of Silver/Betrayed with…
Tantalus
-language and idioms.... -"blank slate" -- John Locke.... -unmarked…
-myth and legend.... -knot tied by Gordius, king of Phrygia, whi…
-Bible.... -Judas betrayed Jesus; he was given 30 pieces of silv…
-myth and legend.... -Zeus's son.... -Tantalus stood up to his neck…
Tabula Rosa
-language and idioms.... -"blank slate" -- John Locke.... -unmarked…
Gordian Knot
-myth and legend.... -knot tied by Gordius, king of Phrygia, whi…
Allusions English 12
the golden calf
turn the other check
the blind leading the blind
the good Samatarian
false idol that makes you use your own values
take the high road
unskilled people leading other unskilled people
help others
the golden calf
false idol that makes you use your own values
turn the other check
take the high road
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English 12 Allusions
Polyanna
Albatross around one's neck
Faustian bargian
Walter Mitty
an obliviously optimistic person
wearing something to show repentance for doing something wrong
Bargain for great reward with great price
An absent minded person, daydreaming a lot
Polyanna
an obliviously optimistic person
Albatross around one's neck
wearing something to show repentance for doing something wrong
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English 12 Allusions
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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English 12 Allusions
A Modest Proposal
"A time for everything..."
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"
Abraham's Test
Saturical piece over a solution to the Irish famine.... Eating b…
Bible. ... Everything has a purpose/reason.
Dante's Inferno.... Carved over entrance to Hell.
Bible.... God had Abraham sacrifice son to prove loyalty to him.
A Modest Proposal
Saturical piece over a solution to the Irish famine.... Eating b…
"A time for everything..."
Bible. ... Everything has a purpose/reason.
English 12 Allusions
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
To take credit for the idea of another or lessening effects o…
A campaign against a particular group of people, often those…
Issuing a challenge, usually in a dramatic manner.
Someone's source of inspiration, especially in artistic, crea…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
To take credit for the idea of another or lessening effects o…
Witch Hunt
A campaign against a particular group of people, often those…
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English 12 Allusions
Stealing someone's thunder
Witch hunt
Throw down the gauntlet
The muses
take credit for the idea of another or lessen the effect by s…
campaign against a particular group of people. unorthodox opi…
issuing a challenge in a dramatic manner
source of inspiration in an artistic, creative endeavors
Stealing someone's thunder
take credit for the idea of another or lessen the effect by s…
Witch hunt
campaign against a particular group of people. unorthodox opi…
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Allusions - CIS English 12
achilles' heel
pound of flesh
sacred cow
crossing the rubicon
greek mythology; when achille was a baby, his mother dipped i…
this comes from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice". Shylock a…
In Hinduism, cows are considered to be sacred; thus, cows are…
After defeating the Bauls in the Galic Wars, Julius Caesar wa…
achilles' heel
greek mythology; when achille was a baby, his mother dipped i…
pound of flesh
this comes from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice". Shylock a…
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…
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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 12: Allusions 16-30
sour grapes
sold down the river
nemesis
pyrrhic victory
-an attitude of a person who has been disappointed... -person ra…
-betrayed or mislead, especially by someone trusted
-causes someone's downfall
-winner's victory comes at such a great expense that it is sc…
sour grapes
-an attitude of a person who has been disappointed... -person ra…
sold down the river
-betrayed or mislead, especially by someone trusted
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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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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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 12 Allusions Usage/Meaning
The Muses
Deus Ex Machina
Delphic Oracle (or "Delphic")
Icarus/Fly too Close to the Sun
Today a "____" is someone's source of inspiration, especially…
Today the term refers to any surprising turn of events that s…
A "_____" prediction or message is one that is ambiguous and…
To be "__ _______" or to "___ __ _____ __ ___ ___" is to fail…
The Muses
Today a "____" is someone's source of inspiration, especially…
Deus Ex Machina
Today the term refers to any surprising turn of events that s…
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Allusions 2 - Honors English 12
A Far, Far Better Thing
City on a Hill
Crocodile Tears
Cyrano
Source: the closing lines of Charles Dickens' novel of the Fr…
Source: The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:3-7:27... Meaning: us…
Source: comes from a myth that a crocodile cries to lure in i…
Source: Cyrano de Bergerac was a real person who was a 17th c…
A Far, Far Better Thing
Source: the closing lines of Charles Dickens' novel of the Fr…
City on a Hill
Source: The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:3-7:27... Meaning: us…
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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 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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English 12 Allusions 31-45
Philistines/Philistinism
Philistines/Philistinism
Phoenix/Rising from the Ashes
Phoenix/Rising from the Ashes
-Old testament: when philistines were enemies of the Israelit…
-Refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and who'…
-A phoenix is a mythological bird that was one of a kind that…
-Symbolizes rebirth or resurrection... -Can describe surmounting…
Philistines/Philistinism
-Old testament: when philistines were enemies of the Israelit…
Philistines/Philistinism
-Refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and who'…
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English 12 Allusions 31-45
Philistines/Philistinism Background
Philistines/Philistinism Definition
Phoenix/Rising from the Ashes Background
Phoenix/Rising from the Ashes Definition
-Old testament: were enemies of the Israelite's in the story…
-Refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and who'…
-A phoenix is a mythological bird that was one of a kind that…
-Symbolizes rebirth or resurrection... -Can describe surmounting…
Philistines/Philistinism Background
-Old testament: were enemies of the Israelite's in the story…
Philistines/Philistinism Definition
-Refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and who'…
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English 12 Allusions 31-45
Philistines
Philistines
Phoenix/Rising from the Ashes
Phoenix/Rising from the Ashes
Old testament; they were enemies of the Israelites in the sto…
Refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and who's…
a mythological bird that was one of a kind that lived for 5 o…
Symbolizes rebirth or resurrection.... Can describe surmounting…
Philistines
Old testament; they were enemies of the Israelites in the sto…
Philistines
Refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and who's…
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English 12 Allusions 46-60
At the Drop of a Hat
At the Drop of a Hat
Ballpark Figure
Ballpark Figure
-to start a race, someone would drop a hat as the starting si…
-if anyone does anything eagerly and on the spur of the momen…
-early days of baseball, didn't want to say exact number so t…
-an approximate, not exact number
At the Drop of a Hat
-to start a race, someone would drop a hat as the starting si…
At the Drop of a Hat
-if anyone does anything eagerly and on the spur of the momen…
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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English 12 Allusions 46-60
At the Drop of a Hat Background
At the Drop of a Hat Definition
Ballpark Figure Background
Ballpark Figure Definition
-to start a race, someone would drop a hat as the starting si…
-if anyone does anything eagerly and on the spur of the momen…
-early days of baseball, didn't want to say exact number so t…
-an approximate, not exact number
At the Drop of a Hat Background
-to start a race, someone would drop a hat as the starting si…
At the Drop of a Hat Definition
-if anyone does anything eagerly and on the spur of the momen…
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English 12 Allusions 46-60
At the Drop of a Hat
At the Drop of a Hat
Ballpark Figure
Ballpark Figure
-to start a race, someone would drop a hat as the starting si…
-if anyone does anything eagerly and on the spur of the momen…
-early days of baseball, didn't want to say exact number so t…
-an approximate, not exact number... (Definition)
At the Drop of a Hat
-to start a race, someone would drop a hat as the starting si…
At the Drop of a Hat
-if anyone does anything eagerly and on the spur of the momen…
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AP English 12 Allusions 41-60
Odyssey
Olympian
Paean
Pandora's Box
A long journey; named for Odysseus, the character in The Odys…
Majestic in manner, superior to mundane affairs; any particip…
A song of joy; a ritual epithet of Apollo the healer. In Home…
Something that opens the door for bad occurrences, opened by…
Odyssey
A long journey; named for Odysseus, the character in The Odys…
Olympian
Majestic in manner, superior to mundane affairs; any particip…
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AP English 12 Allusions 81-100
Malapropism
Milquetoast
Pickwickian
Pollyanna
The usually unintentional humorous misuse or distortion of a…
A timid, weak, or unassertive person
Humorous, sometimes derogatory
A person characterized by impermissible optimism and a tenden…
Malapropism
The usually unintentional humorous misuse or distortion of a…
Milquetoast
A timid, weak, or unassertive person
English 12 Allusion Origin's
The Muses
Deus Ex Machina
Delphic Oracle
Icarus/Fly Too Close to the Sun
In Greek Mythology, they were nine goddesses who presided ove…
In Classical Greek Theater, an actor could be lowered from th…
In ancient Greece, this was the location of the Temple of Apo…
In Greek Mythology, He and his father, Daedalus, escaped from…
The Muses
In Greek Mythology, they were nine goddesses who presided ove…
Deus Ex Machina
In Classical Greek Theater, an actor could be lowered from th…
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AP English 12 Allusions 1-10
Achilles' Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
Today, one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a perso…
Handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him.
Omniscient, all-seeing; from Argus, the 100-eyed monster that…
Anything pertaining to wind; god who was Keeper of Wind
Achilles' Heel
Today, one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a perso…
Adonis
Handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him.
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AP English 12 Allusions 31-40
Mentor
Mercurial
Mercury/Hermes
Mnemonics
A trusted counselor or guide; from Mentor, a friend of Odysse…
adj. , suddenly cranky or changeable; Roman Mythology, of or…
A carrier or tidings, a newsboy, a messenger, messenger of th…
A device used to aid memory; the personification of memory, M…
Mentor
A trusted counselor or guide; from Mentor, a friend of Odysse…
Mercurial
adj. , suddenly cranky or changeable; Roman Mythology, of or…
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AP English 12 Allusions 61-80
Terpsichorean
Titanic
Volcanoes
Vulcanize
Pertaining to dance; one of the nine muses, sometimes said to…
Large, grand, enormous; after Tityus, a giant, the son of Zeu…
Originated from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, whose forge is…
To treat rubber with sulfur to increase strength and elastici…
Terpsichorean
Pertaining to dance; one of the nine muses, sometimes said to…
Titanic
Large, grand, enormous; after Tityus, a giant, the son of Zeu…
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AP English 12 Allusions 101-159 (End)
David and Bathsheba
Eye of the Needle
Filthy Lucre
Goliath
Represents a big sin
A very difficult task
Money or profits
A large person
David and Bathsheba
Represents a big sin
Eye of the Needle
A very difficult task
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Allusions English
Achilles Heel
Pound of Flesh
Crossing the Rubicon
Pearls Before Swine
Key terms: Greek mythology,River Styx,immortality,heel,Achill…
Key terms: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice,Shylock a moneyle…
Key terms: Julius Caesar,Rubicon,river,boundary,led his army…
Key terms: Sermon on the Mount,Jesus,"cast not your pearls be…
Achilles Heel
Key terms: Greek mythology,River Styx,immortality,heel,Achill…
Pound of Flesh
Key terms: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice,Shylock a moneyle…
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AP English 12 Allusions 3 Meanings
Loaves and fishes
Chip on one's shoulder
Scheherazade
Lot's wife
Miraculous abundance
Resentful, looking for exuse to fight
Excellent storyteller, able to keep an audience in suspense
Looking back, especially unwisely or is someone how disobeys…
Loaves and fishes
Miraculous abundance
Chip on one's shoulder
Resentful, looking for exuse to fight
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AP English 12 Allusions 3 Background Information
Loaves and fishes
Chip on one's shoulder
Scheherazade
Lot's wife
the Gospels
boys' dare
Arabian nights
Sodom & Gomorrah
Loaves and fishes
the Gospels
Chip on one's shoulder
boys' dare
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AP English 12 Allusions Quiz 3
Eye for an Eye
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Garden of Gethsemane
Good Samaritan
In Leviticus, the passage "Breach for breach, eye for eye, to…
In Revelation, John prophesies the end of the world, the fina…
This is the garden outside Jerusalem where the agony and betr…
In spite of a long-standing mutual hatred between Jews and Sa…
Eye for an Eye
In Leviticus, the passage "Breach for breach, eye for eye, to…
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
In Revelation, John prophesies the end of the world, the fina…
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English 12 Allusions 16-30 Definition
Sour Grapes
Sold Down the River
Nemesis
Flash in the Pan
disappointed, they rationalize that what they wanted probably…
betrayed or misled by someone you trusted
Causes their downfall
initially shows great promise but fail to meet our expectation
Sour Grapes
disappointed, they rationalize that what they wanted probably…
Sold Down the River
betrayed or misled by someone you trusted
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AP English 12 Allusions Quiz 2
Cain and Abel
camel through a needle's eye
Cassandra
cast the first stone
In Genesis, Cain murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy. T…
Jesus criticized the Pharisees for striving to strain out a g…
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, king o…
In John, a woman caught in adultery was to be publicly stoned…
Cain and Abel
In Genesis, Cain murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy. T…
camel through a needle's eye
Jesus criticized the Pharisees for striving to strain out a g…
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English 12 Allusions 16-30 Background
Sour Grapes
Sold Down the River
Nemesis
Flash in the Pan
Aesop, to reach some grapers dangling from vines, they were p…
nineteenth-century America, servant owners would sell them to…
Greek goddess of vengeance and retribution, excessive pride
Flintlock rifles ignition pan
Sour Grapes
Aesop, to reach some grapers dangling from vines, they were p…
Sold Down the River
nineteenth-century America, servant owners would sell them to…
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AP English 12 Allusions Test 2
Iscarius/Fly close to the sun
Bread and Circuse
Deus ex Machina
Tabula Rasa
Greek mythology- Icarus and his father (Daedalus) escaped isl…
This phrase was used by a writer during the time of the roman…
This phrase literally means "god from the mechane". In classi…
This phrase is Latin for "blank slate." The philosopher John…
Iscarius/Fly close to the sun
Greek mythology- Icarus and his father (Daedalus) escaped isl…
Bread and Circuse
This phrase was used by a writer during the time of the roman…
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AP English 12 Allusions 61-80
Terpsichorean
Titanic
Volcanoes
Vulcanize
Pertaining to dance; for one of the nine muses, sometimes sai…
Large, grand, enormous; after a giant, the son of Zeus and El…
Originated from the Roman god of fire, whose forge is said to…
To treat rubber with sulfur to increase strength and elastici…
Terpsichorean
Pertaining to dance; for one of the nine muses, sometimes sai…
Titanic
Large, grand, enormous; after a giant, the son of Zeus and El…
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English 12 WCTA Allusions 1-15 Heckman
In Media Res
Loaves and Fishes
Magnum Opus
Janus
Latin for Into the middle of things, begins abruptly into the…
Bible reference, Jesus divides 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread t…
Latin for Great Work, means greatest work for writer, artist,…
Roman god of gates and doorways, January named for Janus, had…
In Media Res
Latin for Into the middle of things, begins abruptly into the…
Loaves and Fishes
Bible reference, Jesus divides 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread t…
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English Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
one spot that is most vulnerable
handsome young man
anything pertaining to wind
physically preface man
Achilles' Heel
one spot that is most vulnerable
Adonis
handsome young man
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AP English 12 Allusions and Vocab Quiz #2
Calliope
Cassandra
Centaur
Chimera
Series of whistles—circus organ; from the Muse of eloquence o…
A person who continually predicts misfortune but often is not…
A monster that had the head, arms, and chest of a man and the…
A horrible creature of the imagination, an absurd or impossib…
Calliope
Series of whistles—circus organ; from the Muse of eloquence o…
Cassandra
A person who continually predicts misfortune but often is not…
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English Allusions
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
The Muses
Kafkaesque
[If you don't know this one you don't belong in this class lol]
-Knights challenging other knights by throwing off gloves... -Dr…
-Greek Myth with 9 goddesses giving heroes inspiration at the…
-Franz Kafka was a Czech/German author of strange and surreal…
Witch Hunt
[If you don't know this one you don't belong in this class lol]
Throw Down the Gauntlet
-Knights challenging other knights by throwing off gloves... -Dr…
English Allusions
Achilles' Heel
The Eleventh Hour
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Greek Mythology... When the mythological hero was a baby, his mo…
Biblical... A parable in Matthew tells a landowner who hired wor…
Literature... From Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". Shylo…
Culture and Religion... Hinduism; Cows are not to be harmed or e…
Achilles' Heel
Greek Mythology... When the mythological hero was a baby, his mo…
The Eleventh Hour
Biblical... A parable in Matthew tells a landowner who hired wor…
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AP English 12 - 2015 Allusion Lesson One
Crossing the Rubicon
Once in a blue moon
Achilles Heel
sirens
crossing the point of no return
very rare
vulnerable
distractions
Crossing the Rubicon
crossing the point of no return
Once in a blue moon
very rare
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