Friday, 13 January 2012

Examples of allusion poems

"As the cave's roof collapsed, he was swallowed up in the dust like Jonah, and only his frantic scrabbling behind a wall of rock indicated that there was anyone still alive".

"Christy didn't like to spend money. She was no Scrooge, but she seldom purchased anything except the bare necessities".

"Well," said the Lieutenant, who had listened with amused interest to all this, and now waxing merry with his tipple; "Well, blessed are the peacemakers, especially the fighting peacemakers! "

"He was a remarkable Prime Minister with feet of clay".

"Like the prodigal son, he returned to his home town and was welcomed by all who knew him".

"Marty's presence at the dance was definitely a 'Catch 22' situation; if he talked to Cindy she'd be mad at him, but if he ignored her there'd be hell to pay. His anger bubbled to the surface. He realized that by coming to the dance he had brought his problems with him like a Trojan Horse, and he could only hope he would be able to keep them bottled up".