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.
Literary and Philosophical References:
- Echo (throughout) and Narcissus (11). The stories of Echo and Narcissus are told in many writers, but the most likely and best-known version occurs in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book III. And on Shmoop.