Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Analysis

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley Allusions & Cultural References

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

  • The Fourth Ecologue of Nemesianus (epigraph)
  • Capaneus (8)
  • Homer's Odyssey (9-15, 248)
  • Gustave Flaubert (8)
  • Sappho (36)
  • Greek god Dionysus (37)
  • Shakespeare's The Tempest (40)
  • Heraclitus (42)
  • Apollo (57)
  • Horace (62)
  • John Ruskin (95)
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne (96)
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (97)
  • Robert Buchanan (98)
  • Elizabeth Siddal (99)
  • Edward Burne-Jones (102)
  • King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (painting) (105)
  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (book) (108)
  • Dante's Purgatorio (118)
  • Ernest Dowson (123)
  • Lionel Johnson (124)
  • "Bishop Bloughram's Apology" (poem) (166)
  • The Book of Acts (Bible) (167)
  • "Strategems" by Rémy de Gourmont (182)
  • "Complainte des pianos" by Jules Laforgue (210)
  • Samuel Johnson (213)
  • "Go, Lovely Rose" by Edmund Waller (218)
  • J.F. Jacquemart (245)
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses (293)

Historical References

  • Greek Island of Cos (34)
  • Greek island of Samothrace (46)
  • Pisistratus (54)
  • William Ewart Gladstone (94)
  • The Marquis de Gallifet (122)
  • Cardinal John Henry Newman (129)
  • Rev. Stewart D. Headlam (131)
  • Henry Lawes (219)
  • Messalina (247)
  • Piero della Francesca (257)
  • Antonio Pisanello (258)
  • The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (287)
  • Friedrich Nietzsche (317)
  • Bernardino Luini (382)
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