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Analysis

Walk Two Moons Allusions & Cultural References

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.

Pop Culture References

Literary References

  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe (14.13)
  • The Skull in the Hatchet (14.13)
  • e.e. cummings' poem, "the little horse is newlY" (20)
  • Shakespeare's birthplace (24.17)
  • Prometheus (24.21)
  • Zeus (24.21)
  • Pandora (24.21 and all of Chapter 27, "Pandora's Box")
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls" (29.3)

Historical References

  • A brief history of the Sioux nation (28.11)
  • Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt (28.12)
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