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40 terms
Allusions
Red Herring
Murphy's Law
Stealing someone's thunder
Tantalize
A fish, and when... it is "cured," or smoked and salted, it turn…
This saying, originating in the 1940s, is as follows: "If any…
17th Century - John Dennis created "thunder" by shaking tin.…
Greek mythology - torment or tease (someone) with the sight o…
Red Herring
A fish, and when... it is "cured," or smoked and salted, it turn…
Murphy's Law
This saying, originating in the 1940s, is as follows: "If any…
67 terms
Allusions*
Ishmael
Magnum Opus
Red Herring
Murphy's Law
Biblical - An outcast
Refers to the greatest work produced by an artist, writer, or…
A fish, and when... it is "cured," or smoked and salted, it turn…
This saying, originating in the 1940s, is as follows: "If any…
Ishmael
Biblical - An outcast
Magnum Opus
Refers to the greatest work produced by an artist, writer, or…
33 terms
Allusions
Pandora's Box
Polyanna
Adonis
Apollo
Curiosity might bring something bad in to the world.
An 11yearold girl who showed unrealistic and constant optimis…
(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, the go…
god of sun, light, poetry, music- gold bow and arrow, pride i…
Pandora's Box
Curiosity might bring something bad in to the world.
Polyanna
An 11yearold girl who showed unrealistic and constant optimis…
29 terms
Allusions
crossing the Rubicon
thirty pieces of silver
Mrs. Grundy
read the riot act
Comes from Julius Caesar and tends to allude to taking an irr…
Comes from Judas and tends to allude to reward for betrayal.
Comes from Speed the Plough and tends to allude to convention…
Comes from English Common Law and tends to allude to stern wa…
crossing the Rubicon
Comes from Julius Caesar and tends to allude to taking an irr…
thirty pieces of silver
Comes from Judas and tends to allude to reward for betrayal.
21 terms
Allusions
Achilles Heel
Proteus
Amazon
Ambrosia
In Greek mythology, the warrior Achilles was made invulnerabl…
Proteus was a Greek god who had the ability to change his sha…
A member of a race of female warriors, as told in myths and l…
In Greek mythology, ambrosia was a honey-flavored food eaten…
Achilles Heel
In Greek mythology, the warrior Achilles was made invulnerabl…
Proteus
Proteus was a Greek god who had the ability to change his sha…
11 terms
Allusions
odyssey
Trojan horse
Pandora's box
Midas touch
a very long journey
something that is different than it appears, something that h…
a temptation that leads to trouble
the ability to make a lot of money, or the ability to be high…
odyssey
a very long journey
Trojan horse
something that is different than it appears, something that h…
51 terms
Allusions
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
Muse
H: Sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimic thunder.…
H: 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about "witches" le…
H: Days of knighthood and chivalry, a knight would challenge…
H: Greek mythology, Muses were 9 goddesses, who gave inspirat…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
H: Sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimic thunder.…
Witch Hunt
H: 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about "witches" le…
16 terms
Allusions
Judas
Benedict Arnold
Achilles heel
Job
betrays a friend
a traitor
a vulnerable place
patience
Judas
betrays a friend
Benedict Arnold
a traitor
20 terms
Allusions
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
Muse
Historical reference; Sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin…
Historical reference: 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria…
H: Days of knighthood and chivalry, a knight would challenge…
H: Greek mythology, Muses were 9 goddesses, who gave inspirat…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Historical reference; Sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin…
Witch Hunt
Historical reference: 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria…
47 terms
Allusions
Manna from Heaven
Pyrrhic Victory
TITYUS
Bread and Fishes
food that God gave miraculously to the Israelites in the Exod…
a triumph with a cost so devastating that it negates any sens…
HUGE, abnormally large.
Jesus fed thousands of people with a few loaves of bread and…
Manna from Heaven
food that God gave miraculously to the Israelites in the Exod…
Pyrrhic Victory
a triumph with a cost so devastating that it negates any sens…
Allusions
Allusion card one January 12: Parting…
Allusion Card 2: Te a race of mighty w…
Cupid and Psyche was written in 20th c…
The Amazons were a race of woman warri…
Allusions
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Allusion card one January 12: Parting…
Allusions
Allusion Card 2: Te a race of mighty w…
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7 terms
Allusions
Allusion to the bible: Adam and Eve
Allusion to the story of Pinocchio
Allusion to A Christmas Carol by Dickens
Allusion to Romeo and Juliet
She transformed her backyard to look like the Garden of Eden.
He lies so much! I'm surprised that his nose hasn't grown.
She acts like Scrooge, and will never enjoy even the simple p…
The girls love him -- he's such a Romeo.
Allusion to the bible: Adam and Eve
She transformed her backyard to look like the Garden of Eden.
Allusion to the story of Pinocchio
He lies so much! I'm surprised that his nose hasn't grown.
Allusions
Creation
Adam and Eve
Cain and able
David and Goliath
This was when god was creating the heavens and the earth. it…
Adam and eve were put on thus earth to live in paradise howev…
The first children of Adam and Eve, born after the Fall of Ma…
David and Goliaths was a giant Philistine warrior defeated by…
Creation
This was when god was creating the heavens and the earth. it…
Adam and Eve
Adam and eve were put on thus earth to live in paradise howev…
12 terms
Allusions
Atlas
blind leading the blind
Cain and Abel
Cassandra
In Greek mythology, Atlas was one of the Titans who rebelled…
In the Bible, blindness frequently represents a lack of spiri…
In Genesis, Cain murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy. T…
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, king o…
Atlas
In Greek mythology, Atlas was one of the Titans who rebelled…
blind leading the blind
In the Bible, blindness frequently represents a lack of spiri…
24 terms
Allusions
Abraham
Abraham and Isaac
Achilles' Heel
Albatross around one's neck
Archetypal patriarch, the father of the Hebrews, symbol of fe…
Ultimate challenge or sacrifice,God command to Abraham to sac…
A Fatal weakness, Achilles heel became virtually invulnerable…
A burden that constitutes a real hindrance to progress, The R…
Abraham
Archetypal patriarch, the father of the Hebrews, symbol of fe…
Abraham and Isaac
Ultimate challenge or sacrifice,God command to Abraham to sac…
7 terms
Allusions
Inquisition
California gold rush
Industrial Revolution
Black Death
court established by the Roman Catholic Church in the 13th ce…
massive movement of settlers to California a year after gold…
period of rapid industrial growth, initially in England and t…
form of the bubonic plague; it killed almost half of the popu…
Inquisition
court established by the Roman Catholic Church in the 13th ce…
California gold rush
massive movement of settlers to California a year after gold…
14 terms
allusions
achilles heel
a pound of flesh
sacred cows
to cross the rubicon
refers to a weakness or vulnerability
used to describe a debt of severity. Even if it harms the deb…
refers to something that cannot be harmed or interfered with
to take an irreversible step into danger
achilles heel
refers to a weakness or vulnerability
a pound of flesh
used to describe a debt of severity. Even if it harms the deb…
41 terms
Allusions
Absalom
Achilles heel
Adonic
Amazonian
a. noun - son who brings heartache to his father; "the ultima…
a. noun - a vulnerable point... b. As a baby Achilles' mother di…
a. adjective - very handsome or beautiful... b. From Adonis who…
a. adj. - masculine like... b. Mythical female warriors from Asi…
Absalom
a. noun - son who brings heartache to his father; "the ultima…
Achilles heel
a. noun - a vulnerable point... b. As a baby Achilles' mother di…
15 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Greek Mythology-Achilles-River Styx-immortality-a person's ar…
Achilles' Heel
Greek Mythology-Achilles-River Styx-immortality-a person's ar…
Pound of Flesh
34 terms
Allusions
Achilles Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
"area of vulnerability"- greek myth- when Achilles was a baby…
"insistence on being repaid, even if the repayment will destr…
"something that cannot be interfered with or harmed in any wa…
"to take an irreversible step, often involving some danger"-…
Achilles Heel
"area of vulnerability"- greek myth- when Achilles was a baby…
Pound of Flesh
"insistence on being repaid, even if the repayment will destr…
63 terms
Allusions
Horsemen
Judas
Babel
Jonah and the Whale
Biblical - - Part of the Book of Revelations (the last book i…
Biblical - 12 disciples, he was in charge of money and became…
Biblical - tower high enough to reach heaven; God didn't like…
Biblical - the man doesn't want to preach repentance so he go…
Horsemen
Biblical - - Part of the Book of Revelations (the last book i…
Judas
Biblical - 12 disciples, he was in charge of money and became…
15 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
Refers to someone's point of weakness
Used to describe someone's insistence on being repaid, even i…
something that can't be interfered with or harmed in any way-…
to take an irreversible step, often involving some danger
Achilles' Heel
Refers to someone's point of weakness
Pound of Flesh
Used to describe someone's insistence on being repaid, even i…
7 terms
Allusions
16. Icarus/fly too close to the sun
17. Bread and Circuses
18. Deus ex Machina
19. Tabula Rasa
Origin: mythology and legend... •Greek mythology... •father, Daedal…
Origin: history/culture and ideas... -Roman empire and imperial…
Origin: literature... -"god from the machine"... -classical theater…
-Origin: Language and Idioms... -Latin... -Blank slate... -John Locke…
16. Icarus/fly too close to the sun
Origin: mythology and legend... •Greek mythology... •father, Daedal…
17. Bread and Circuses
Origin: history/culture and ideas... -Roman empire and imperial…
25 terms
allusions
a life bringing man who takes other ma…
a two faced man
the strongest that always liked to fight
that girl is working as hard as cinder…
promethean
jekyll and hyde
spartan
cinderella
a life bringing man who takes other ma…
promethean
a two faced man
jekyll and hyde
12 terms
Allusions
Stealing Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down the Gauntlet
Muse
H: Sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimic thunder.…
H: 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about "witches" le…
H: Days of knighthood and chivalry, a knight would challenge…
H: Greek mythology, Muses were 9 goddesses, who gave inspirat…
Stealing Someone's Thunder
H: Sound effect of rattling a sheet of tin to mimic thunder.…
Witch Hunt
H: 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about "witches" le…
15 terms
Allusions
Stealing Someone's thunder
Witch Hunt
Throwing down the gauntlet
The Muses
Background: ... John Dennis used a sound effect in a playwrite s…
Background: ... In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about…
Background: ... In the days a knighthood and chivalry, a knight…
Background: ... In Greek Mythology, nine goddesses who gave insp…
Stealing Someone's thunder
Background: ... John Dennis used a sound effect in a playwrite s…
Witch Hunt
Background: ... In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, hysteria about…
30 terms
Allusions
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts
Carte Blanche
Bona Fide
A bee in your bonnet
-greek term from trojan war... -means to be aware of your enemies
-French word... -Joseph Addison(the spectator) changed meaning t…
-Latin "good faith"... -law: moral state of honesty... -authentic o…
-16th century Alexander Douglas's Aenis ... -preoccupied or obse…
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts
-greek term from trojan war... -means to be aware of your enemies
Carte Blanche
-French word... -Joseph Addison(the spectator) changed meaning t…
67 terms
Allusions*
Ishmael
Magnum Opus
Red Herring
Murphy's Law
Biblical - An outcast
Refers to the greatest work produced by an artist, writer, or…
A fish, and when... it is "cured," or smoked and salted, it turn…
This saying, originating in the 1940s, is as follows: "If any…
Ishmael
Biblical - An outcast
Magnum Opus
Refers to the greatest work produced by an artist, writer, or…
20 terms
Allusions
Xanadu
Bermuda Triangle
Draconian
Spartan
An exotic, luxurious, and idyllic place.
A black hole located in the North Atlantic Ocean. (i.e, the D…
A Severity amount of laws with strict guidelines. There were…
"Self-disciplined and restrained."
Xanadu
An exotic, luxurious, and idyllic place.
Bermuda Triangle
A black hole located in the North Atlantic Ocean. (i.e, the D…
15 terms
Allusions
Tabula Rasa
Tantalus
NIMBY
Non Sequitur
This phrase is Latin for "blank slate." The philosopher John…
In Greek mythology, Tantalus was a king who offended the gods…
This is an acronym for "Not in My Back Yard."... The term refer…
In Latin, non sequitur means "It does not follow."... This phra…
Tabula Rasa
This phrase is Latin for "blank slate." The philosopher John…
Tantalus
In Greek mythology, Tantalus was a king who offended the gods…
23 terms
Allusions
The destruction of sodom and gomorrah
Daphne and the Laurel
The Tower of Babel
Pygmalion and Galatea
The destruction of sodom and gomorrah
Daphne and the Laurel
15 terms
Allusions
in media res
loaves and fishes
magnum opus
Janus
A Latin phrase meaning "into the middle of things"... Entering s…
In the Bible, Jesus preaches to a crowd. The people become hu…
In Latin, it means, "great work". The plural is opera. It ref…
Janus was the Roman god of gates and doorways. He was depicte…
in media res
A Latin phrase meaning "into the middle of things"... Entering s…
loaves and fishes
In the Bible, Jesus preaches to a crowd. The people become hu…
45 terms
Allusions
Steal Someone's Thunder
Witch Hunt
Throw Down The Guantlet
The Muses
Theatrical sound effect; take credit for another's idea
1692; Campaign against unorthodox people
Knights; issue a challenge
Goddesses, inspiration
Steal Someone's Thunder
Theatrical sound effect; take credit for another's idea
Witch Hunt
1692; Campaign against unorthodox people
15 terms
Allusions
Stealing someone's thunder
Witch hunt
Throw down the gauntlet
The muses
Playwright / sound effect widely copied
1692 Salem Massachusetts / campaign against a group of people
Knighthood and chivalry / challenge someone, throw down glove
Greek mythology / 9 goddesses who did inspirational art in a…
Stealing someone's thunder
Playwright / sound effect widely copied
Witch hunt
1692 Salem Massachusetts / campaign against a group of people
13 terms
Allusions
Achilles Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
One spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a person may h…
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 f…
Achilles Heel
One spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a person may h…
Adonis
Handsome young man Aphrodite loved him
6 terms
Allusions
sold down the river
nemesis
flash in the pan
scapegoat
is to be betrayed or misled, especially by someone trusted
is that which causes his or her downfall, or the term can ref…
something or someone that initially shows great promise but s…
a person who is blamed or punished for someone else's misdeeds.
sold down the river
is to be betrayed or misled, especially by someone trusted
nemesis
is that which causes his or her downfall, or the term can ref…
35 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Pearls before Swine
Once in a Blue Moon
Crossing the Rubicon
Greek Mythology & Legend... River Styx gave immortality, but lef…
Literature: The Bible... In the sermon on the mount, Jesus told…
Language & Idioms... It is the 2nd full moon in the same month,…
Idiom & History... In 49 BC, Julius Caesar's army crossed the Ru…
Achilles' Heel
Greek Mythology & Legend... River Styx gave immortality, but lef…
Pearls before Swine
Literature: The Bible... In the sermon on the mount, Jesus told…
15 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Sacred Cow
Crocodile Tears
Read the Riot Act
Origin: This term is from Greek Mythology. According to myth,…
Origin: In Hinduism, cows are considered to be sacred; thus,…
Origin: Crocodiles were once thought to shed large tears befo…
Origin: Under English Common Law, an unruly crowd had to be r…
Achilles' Heel
Origin: This term is from Greek Mythology. According to myth,…
Sacred Cow
Origin: In Hinduism, cows are considered to be sacred; thus,…
40 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Bedlam
Catch 22
A Chip On One's Shoulder
a weakness; a vulnerable area
we say something is chaotic, rowdy, and noisy
novel written by Joseph Hellar... which there is no good choice…
Young boys used to put wood chips on their shoulders and dare…
Achilles' Heel
a weakness; a vulnerable area
Bedlam
we say something is chaotic, rowdy, and noisy
19 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
-When he was little, his mother dipped him in the river Styx…
-A young man loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; when he…
-Aeolus was a man who lived on the island of Aeolia; later be…
-Son of Zeus and Leto, twin of Artemis. Became god of the sun…
Achilles' Heel
-When he was little, his mother dipped him in the river Styx…
Adonis
-A young man loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; when he…
50 terms
Allusions
socrates
st. paul
virgil
minos
greek philosopher
wrote most of the New Testament
philosopher, dante's guide
judge in the greek underworld of crete
socrates
greek philosopher
st. paul
wrote most of the New Testament
22 terms
Allusions
Crossing the Rubicon
Thirty Pieces of Silver
Mrs. Grundy
Read the Riot Act
Julius Caesar, Irreversible Step
Originates from Judas, means to receive a reward for a betrayal
Speed the Plough, Conventional prudness
English Common Law, Stern Warning
Crossing the Rubicon
Julius Caesar, Irreversible Step
Thirty Pieces of Silver
Originates from Judas, means to receive a reward for a betrayal
22 terms
Allusions :-)
Thirty pieces of Silver
Pearls before swine
Deus ex machina
Tantalus
Judas was paid thirty pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. T…
From Jesus Sermon on the Mount. Alludes to quality items that…
Refers to the machina, which was a device that was used to su…
In Greek mythology Tantalus was a king who upset the gods and…
Thirty pieces of Silver
Judas was paid thirty pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. T…
Pearls before swine
From Jesus Sermon on the Mount. Alludes to quality items that…
30 terms
Allusions
In medias res origin
In medias res meaning
Loaves and fishes origin
Loaves and fishes meaning
epic conventions,
in the middle of action, into the middle of things
Gospels, Jesus preaching to a crowd of thousand, bless the fo…
miraculous abundance
In medias res origin
epic conventions,
In medias res meaning
in the middle of action, into the middle of things
12 terms
Allusions
Sacred Cow
crossing the Rubican
Pearls before Swine
Crocodile Tears
Something that cannot be intervened with or interacted with i…
(historical) an in-reversible action, Julius Caesar coming ba…
offering something to a group of people who have no value for…
Fake crying... (false sympathy)
Sacred Cow
Something that cannot be intervened with or interacted with i…
crossing the Rubican
(historical) an in-reversible action, Julius Caesar coming ba…
40 terms
Allusions
Adonis
King Ahab
Armageddon
Barbie and Ken
Figure in Greek mythology, so handsome that his name is a met…
Ancient king of Israel, husband of Jezebel
Battle between good and evil to end the world from the bible
stereotypically attractive, trendy blonde female and her male…
Adonis
Figure in Greek mythology, so handsome that his name is a met…
King Ahab
Ancient king of Israel, husband of Jezebel
13 terms
Allusions
Sacred Cow
Albatross
Achilles Heel
Trojan Horse
"Sacred cow" refers to something that cannot be interfered wi…
"Albatross" is a large water bird that is sometimes used meta…
"Achilles Heel" refers to a person's area of particular vulne…
"Trojan Horse" illustrates the fact of something appearing to…
Sacred Cow
"Sacred cow" refers to something that cannot be interfered wi…
Albatross
"Albatross" is a large water bird that is sometimes used meta…
12 terms
Allusions
Garden of Eden
The Fall
Cain and Abel
Noah and the Flood
The place God created for Adam and Eve. This is a metaphor fo…
Consequence of rejecting God's plan of goodness for all creat…
the two sons of Adam and Eve. Cain was older and a farmer; Ab…
God cleansing the earth of the wicked.Symbols-olive branch an…
Garden of Eden
The place God created for Adam and Eve. This is a metaphor fo…
The Fall
Consequence of rejecting God's plan of goodness for all creat…
15 terms
Allusions
Achilles' Heel
Pound of Flesh
Sacred Cow
Crossing the Rubicon
area of particular vulnerability or weakness
insistence on being repaid; to demand repayment
Cannot be interfered with or harmed
no turning back; irreversible step
Achilles' Heel
area of particular vulnerability or weakness
Pound of Flesh
insistence on being repaid; to demand repayment
29 terms
Allusions
Hades
Daedalus
The Fates
Persephone
God of the underworld, shot with love arrow and fell in love…
Skillful craftsman and artist. Father of Icarus. Boasted abou…
Three sisters/old hags which weave the strands of your destin…
Daughter of Zeus and Demeter, wife of Hades whom she visits f…
Hades
God of the underworld, shot with love arrow and fell in love…
Daedalus
Skillful craftsman and artist. Father of Icarus. Boasted abou…
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