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Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount

Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount


by Ben Jonson

Analysis: Allusions

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.

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