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.
- William Shakespeare, Othello (33-35)
- Various Gospels (throughout). Check out the "Symbolic Life of Christ" section of "Symbols, Imagery, Wordplay" for the scoop on all the Biblical references.
- Lancelot Andrewes's 1622 Nativity Sermon (1-5)