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Sound and Sense

Sound and Sense

by Alexander Pope

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.

Classical Allusions

  • Ajax, from Homer's Iliad (lines 9-10)
  • Camilla, from Virgil's Aeneid (lines 11-12)
  • Timotheus, a Greek poet (line 13)

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