Study Guide

Crank Allusions

By Ellen Hopkins

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Guinevere of the King Arthur legends (Dad Hadn't Paid His Cable Bill.4; She Went Inside.1; I Wanted to Know Him, Too.3; Lince Floated.1; GUFN Again.5)
The River Styx (Lince Floated.1)
John Keats, "Give Me Women, Wine, and Snuff" (We Drove Down by the River.2)
William Shakespeare, Romeo and JulietĀ (In That Quite Hot Moment.7)
Book of Genesis (Bree? Who Was She?.4-5)

Pop Culture References

Friends (Dad Hadn't Paid His Cable Bill.1)
Jerry Springer (After the Fourth.1; Used Up.2)
Queen, "We Are the Champions" (Light-Headed.2)
Freddie Mercury (Light-Headed.2-4)
John Lennon (Resolutions.6, Other Problems.5)

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