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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.

Shakespeare's Shout-outs To, Um, Shakespeare

Literature and Mythology

Historical References

  • Montaigne, "Of Cannibals" (2.1)
  • A Discovery of the Bermudas, Otherwise Called the Isle of the Devils, a travel log from Bermudas (1.2)
  • "The great globe itself" (a reference to the Globe Theater) (4.1)

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