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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
by Ezra Pound
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 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(210) Samuel Johnson (213) "Go, Lovely Rose" by Edmund Waller (218) J.F. Jacquemart (245) Ovid's Metamorphoses (293) Historical References Greek Island of Cos (34) Greek island of Samothrace (46) Pisistratus (54) William Ewart Gladstone (94) The Marquis de Gallifet (122) Cardinal John Henry Newman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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