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Come Sleep! Oh Sleep

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep

by Sir Philip Sidney

Analysis: Allusions

When poets 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

  • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Book of the Duchess (9-14)

Historical References

  • Lady Penelope Devereux (perhaps) (14)

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