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Ligeia

Ligeia

by Edgar Allan Poe

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 Mythological References

  • John Glanvill (1)
  • The daughters of Delos (3)
  • Apollo and Cleomenes (3)
  • Nourjahad (4)

Historical References

  • Francis Bacon (Lord Verulam) (4+)
  • The Well of Democritus (4)
  • Leda (Constellation) (4)
  • Lyra (constellation) (5)

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