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Our Town

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

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.

Literature and Philosophy

Shakespeare (I.246)Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe (I.189)The Bible (I.189, I.246)

Historical Figures

U.S. Constitution (I.246)

Pop Culture

The New York Times (I.245)

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