This quote contains allusions to the Anglo-Saxon poem
This quote contains three allusions: a literary allusion to Eustacia Vye, a character in Thomas Hardy’s book
This is an allusion to the revival Broadway musical
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This is an allusion to Abraham Lincoln, a historical figure known for his honesty and for being the sixteenth president of the United States.
This is an allusion to the pop-culture concept of “roller-skate skinny,” meaning someone is healthy, happy, and fit like an active roller-skater, an idea similar to today’s perspective of an athlete.
The term “that lunatic” is an allusion to the man named Legion who is described in Mark 5 in the Bible.
This is an allusion to the slang term “Holy Joe,” meaning a pompous, morally superior person.
This quote contains two allusions: The first is a literary allusion to the poem “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye,” written by Robert Burns in 1782. The second is a pop culture allusion to the song version of Burns’s poem after the words were put to the tune of the Scottish minstrel
The term “old sport” is an allusion to a recurring line in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel
This is an allusion to the depiction of femininity in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, which often displays women as damsels in distress who need to be rescued.
This is an allusion to Henry David Thoreau’s