Allusion DO NOW: -Open to the Allusion page in your Figurative Language booklet. -Read the definition, example, and non-example • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OW7WUMdJeY • Jot down the allusions you hear before we get to the example of Samson and Delilah. • Biblical Allusion- Delilah was bad for Samson and caused his demise but he loved her. The author is saying that loving this woman has caused bad things to come upon him. What is being alluded to? What is the reference implying? What does it mean? What is being alluded to? What is the reference implying? What does it mean? • What is being alluded to? • What is the reference implying? What does it mean? • “I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.” • This refers to the story of Pinocchio, where his nose grew whenever he told a lie. It is from The Adventures of Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi. • What/who is being alluded to? • “When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, and refused to buy anything that wasn’t necessary.” • Scrooge was an extremely stingy character from Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol. The sentence explains the allusion for the reader. • What is being alluded to? • What is the reference implying? What does it mean? • “I thought the software would be useful, but it was a Trojan Horse.” • This refers to the horse that the Greeks built that contained all the soldiers. It was given as a gift to the enemy during the Trojan War and, once inside the enemy's walls, the soldiers broke out. By using trickery, the Greeks won the war. • What is being alluded to? • What is the reference implying? What does it mean? • “He was a real Romeo with the ladies.” • Romeo was a character in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, and was very romantic in expressing his love for Juliet. • What is being alluded to? • What is the reference implying? What does it mean? • “Chocolate was her Achilles’ heel.” • This means that her weakness was her love of chocolate. Achilles is a character in Greek mythology who was invincible. His mother dipped him in magical water when he was a baby, and she held him by the heel. The magic protected him all over, except for his heel. • What is being alluded to? • What is the reference implying? What does it mean? • “You’re killing me, Smalls.” • The movie, The Sandlot, has been quoted so often this hyperbole immediately calls to mind scenes of Smalls learning something new. • Because allusions make reference to something other than what is directly being discussed, you may miss an allusion or fail to understand it if you do not know the underlying biblical story, literary tale or other reference point. • Luckily, today it is easy to look these things up so when someone references something you do not understand, you can easily turn to the Internet to learn enough to grasp the allusion for yourself. • Create a "BRAGGART RAP" that includes 3 lines that use Allusion and Hyperbole in them. • Then EXPLAIN how each one works. Have fun talking yourself up! GO BIG! Brag it up. • "I'm as tall as the Tower of Babble / but I won't fall / Drive a gold limo in China / long as the Great Wall" • This uses the allusion "Tower of Babble" because in the Bible there was a king who wanted to build a tower that reached up to Heaven so he could talk to God. He was warned not to, but he ignored the warning and the tower was knocked down. I am saying that I'm "the tallest thing ever built" but I'll stay up! This also uses the hyperbole "a limo as long as the Great Wall in China". I'm not sure it's even possible to have a vehicle that long!?