Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

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Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion - Delahunty, Andrew, and Dignen, Sheila

Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events. So a cunning crook is an Artful Dodger, a daydreamer is like Billy Liar, a powerful woman is a modern-day Amazon - we can suffer like ... Read More

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199567461

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