Study Guide

Adonais Allusions

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Allusions

Literary References

  • Chatterton, Thomas, poet (399)
  • Sidney, Sir Philip, poet (401)
  • Lucan, poet (404)

Mythological References

  • Adonais, or Adonis, Greek god of desire and beauty (1, 2, 7, 13, 19, 73, 120, 142, 207, 232, 316, 362, 415, 459, 476, 494)
  • Urania, or Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love (12, 29, 194, 205, 224, 302)
  • Phoebus, or Apollo, Greek god (140)
  • Hyacinth, Greek hero (140)
  • Narcissus, or the Hunter, Greek hero (141)
  • Ierne, Irish goddess (268)

Biblical References

  • Cain, of Genesis in the Old Testament (151)
  • Christ, or Jesus, of the New Testament (306)

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