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Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie


by Kate DiCamillo

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind (15.6, 17.36, 18.13, 20.13, 20.46)
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (7.17)
Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain (7.31)

Historical References

The Civil War (15.8-12)
The Firing on Fort Sumter (16.1-3)

Pop Culture References

Elvis Presley (8.8)

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