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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

  

by William Shakespeare

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.

Main Literary Source

  • George Whetstone, Promos and Cassandra Parts 1 and 2 (1578)

Biblical Allusions

Historical Figures

  • St. Clare, the 13th century founder of the Franciscan "poor Clares" (1.4)

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