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My Brother Sam Is Dead

My Brother Sam Is Dead


by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

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.

Historical References

  • Samuel Adams (1.6)
  • John Hancock (1.6)
  • Benedict Arnold (1.15-19, 1.103-105, 11.49-50, 11.92, 11.110)
  • Boston Tea Party (1.42)
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (3.2)
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (3.2)
  • George Washington (10.3)
  • General Putnam (chapters 12-14)

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