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Dictionary of Allusions

Abraham H. Lass

Dictionary of Allusions

by Abraham H. Lass

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Published by Sphere Books .
Written in English

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  • Reference works

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7960926M
    ISBN 100747404127
    ISBN 109780747404125

    Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Allusions -- Dictionaries. Allusions. Anspielung. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Click to read more about Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions by Elizabeth Webber. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers4/5.

      The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions provides concise guidance to thousands of references to literature, mythology and the Bible. If you've ever been puzzled by one, it's a good book to have. The allusions are mostly grouped by theme, while a few key subjects are given extended treatment in their own special entries--Adam and Eve, Hercules and The Trojan War, for example/5(3). The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions by Andrew Delahunty (Editor), Sheila Dignen (Editor), Penny Stock (Editor) starting at $ The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions has 3 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

    "Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on literature, current affairs, mythology, and comic strips to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events. This book covers thousands of allusions. A browser's delight."--Jacket. Get this from a library! The Facts on File dictionary of allusions. [Martin H Manser; David Pickering] -- A comprehensive guide to allusions in the English language. Provides a comprehensive guide to implied or indirect references in the English language. In approximately 4, entries, this resource.


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The dictionary is particularly well laid out, with the major theme of the allusion captioned and explained, followed by the words representing that allusion. Many entries include a quotation illustrating the allusion in by: 9. The day the Oxford Dictionary of Allusions arrived, I unwrapped it, poured a cup of coffee, and took it and my cup of coffee out to the patio where I opened it randomly.

The first entry I saw was Worzel Gummidge. Now, I can use that. I am working on a character sketch of a locally known celeb of sorts, and have been searching for just the right /5(4).

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions is a Big Rock Candy Mountain (American folk song) for anyone who feels amid the alien corn (Keats) when it comes to understanding allusions everyone else seems to grok (Heinlein).

Thanks to the blood, sweat, and tears (Churchill) of authors Elizabeth Webber and Mike Feinsilber--compiling this allusional Rosetta stone must have Cited by: 9. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Provides definitions of over allusions /5. Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events/5.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions is a Big Rock Candy Mountain (American folk song) for anyone who feels amid the alien corn (Keats) when it comes to understanding allusions everyone else seems to grok (Heinlein). Thanks to the blood, sweat, and tears (Churchill) of authors Elizabeth Webber and Mike Feinsilber--compiling this allusional Rosetta stone must have /5(18).

The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions. Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary 4/5(1).

Allusions are a marvelous literary shorthand. A miser is a Scrooge, a strong man a Samson, a beautiful woman a modern-day Helen of Troy. From classical mythology to modern movies and TV shows, this revised and updated third edition explains the meanings of more than 2, allusions in use in modern English, from Abaddon to Zorro, Tartarus to Tarzan, and Rambo to Rubens/5(6).

"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for 5/5(1). New to this edition is the inclusion within each entry of a short summary definition for the allusion or reference, ideal for quick reference, and at least one illustrative citation from a wide range of source materials in almost every Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion is both a useful and user-friendly reference work for students of English literature and language, as well as for non-native English speakers for aid Author: Andrew Delahunty.

The Oxford dictionary of allusions This edition published in by Oxford University Press in Oxford.Cited by: 9. A guide to allusions in the English language.

It explores well-known events, places, people, and phenomena whose names have acquired linguistic significance, conveying a particular message beyond a mere reference to the objects referred to/5(9). This volume nearly doubles an earlier one limited to classical and biblical allusions, drawing as well from Shakespeare, Norse and other mythology, literary texts, historical events, and popular culture including film and : Merriam-Webster's dictionary of allusions.

[Elizabeth Webber; Mike Feinsilber] -- Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Webber; Mike Feinsilber. Find more information about: ISBN: Allusions give us a marvelous literary shorthand, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to help us describe people, places, feelings, and events.

A miser is a Scrooge, a strong man is a Samson or a Hercules, a beautiful woman is a Venus or a modern-day Helen of Troy. We can suffer like Sisyphus or linger like the smile of the Cheshire Cat.4/5(1).

Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions. 1, key figures of speech from history, mythology, scripture, literature and popular culture are all organized here in this handy A /5.

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Definition of allusion. 1: an implied or indirect reference especially in literature a poem that makes allusions to classical literature also: the use of such references.

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A useful companion to The Facts On File Dictionary of Cultural and Historical Allusions explains the meanings and origins of allusions from the Bible and classical mythology, including Greek, 5/5(1).Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events.

So a cunning crook is an Artful Dodger, a daydreamer is like Billy Liar, a powerful woman is a modern-day Amazon - we can suffer like Sisyphus, fail like Canute, or linger like the.For instance, you make a literary allusion the moment you say, “I do not approve of this quixotic idea,” Quixotic means stupid and impractical derived from Cervantes’s “Don Quixote”, a story of a foolish knight and his misadventures.

Allusion Examples in Everyday Speech. The use allusions are not confined to literature occurrence is fairly common in our daily speech.