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What is the classical allusion in this sentence from Walden?
"like Atlas, to take the world on my shoulders,"
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The allusion is to the fable of the crane that put its head into a wolf's mouth in order to extract a bone
A classical allusion is a reference to a classical story, religion, work of art, song, or poem. An example would be the following: GEOFFREY CHAUCER- 1400 (Excerpt from the Pro…logue of Canterbury Tales translated to modern English) ...The drought of March has pierced unto the root And bathed each vein with liquor that has power To regenerate therein and sire the flower; When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath, Quickened again, in every Holt and heath, The tender shoots and buds, and the young sun... Zephyr was the Greek god of the West Wind. He is associated with spring because he was supposedly a very gentle breeze. Chaucer is writing about Spring, not about Zephyr, but he alludes to(refers to) him. Well, I hope this helps. :)
"From forths days path and titans fiery wheels"
Classical allusion is an indirect reference to a Greek or Roman legend. It is most often used in poetry, but even Shakespeare used it. There were several of them in "Romeo… and Juliet," including: "From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels."
A passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something,either directly or by implication.
Meaning "indirect reference" or "bringing something to mind in passing", the term "allusion" can be used in numerous ways in a sentence. Just one example would be, "The au…thor's allusion to her primary source went undetected by all of the reviewers who critiqued her essay."
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"From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels"
"Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, towards Phoebus' Lodging."
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In terms of literary modernism (early 20th century) writers such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, W. H. Auden and Franz Kafka relied heavily on classical allusion in their works. … Joyce's Ulysses is, in a sense, a modern parallel to Homer's Odyssey. Ulysses is the latinised form of Odysseus, Homer's hero and each of the 19 episodes corresponds to particular events and characters in the Odyssey. This was made clear in the Gilbert Schema for Ulysses (written by Joyce for Stuart Gilbert who later published it). Auden's Musée des Beaux Arts (1937) relates to Pieter Bruegel's work Landscape with The Fall of Icarus, painted around the 1560's, which was derived itself from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Kafka's The Metamorphosis is also inspired heavily by Ovid's work. These allusions in Modernist writings are generally an attempt to either bring these works into the modern world, highlighting their timelessness and relevance in the modern world, but also in some cases to try and transcend these classical writings, forming something completely new. This has been criticized in so far as by alluding to classical works in an attempt to transcend them, we are constantly reminded of the original work and thus it is never truly transformed.
The effect of Allusion in the story is that you GOOGLE it...
He used many allusions to Shakespeare's work in his everyday conversations.
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