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by Laurie Halse Anderson
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 Lord Adam Gordon, Journal Entry (1.epigraph) Gervase Markham, The English Housewife (2.epigraph) Margaret Morris, Letter (3.epigraph) Amelia Simmons, American Cookbook (4.epigraph) Hannah More, The Young Lady Abroad or Affectionate Advice on the Social and Moral Habits of Females (5.epigraph) Hannah Glasse, The Art of Cookery (6.epigraph) John Gregory, A Father's Legacy to his Daughters (7.epigraph) J. Henry C. Helmuth, Diary (8.epigraph) Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac (9.epigraph) Dr. Adam Kuhn (10.epigraph) Ebenezer Hazard, Letter (11.epigraph, 12.epigraph) Dr. Benjamin Rush, Speech to the Young Ladies Academy of Philadelphia (13.epigraph) Philip Freneau, Pestilence: Written During the Prevalence of a Yellow Fever (14.epigraph, 20.epigraph) Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn; or Memoirs of the Year (15.epigraph) Quaker prophecy (16.epigraph) John Walsh, Letter (17.epigraph, 18.epigraph, 26.epigraph, 28.epigraph) Bible, Psalm 4:8 (18.42) Dr. Benjamin Rush, Letter (19.epigraph, 22.epigraph, 23.epigraph, 25.epigraph, 27.epigraph) Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People During the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia in the Year 1793 (21.epigraph, 24.epigraph) Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush (29.epigraph) Petition of Citizens to the Council of Philadelphia (epilogue.epigraph) Historical References Jean Pierre Blanchard (1.8, 1.28, 25.52-25.53) George Washington (4.3, 7.32, 8.66, 12.28, 15.42, 15.44, 28.31, 28.40-28.41) Thomas Jefferson (4.26-27, 8.65) Peale (5.25-5.26, 23.74, 26.58) Martha Washington (7.32) Free African Society (8.21, 15.1) Rickett's Circus (8.45) Dr. Benjamin Rush (9.27-9.28, 10.18, 14.53, 15.6, 22.53) Stephen Girard (14.47-14.49) The Declaration of Independence (14.53) Alexander Hamilton (15.6) William Ralston (16.51) The Federal Gazette (20.41) Reverend Richard Allen (21.3, 22.54)
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