Allusion Figurative Language Guided Notes and Student Activity SetA great set to guide students to discover:Allusion Meaning, Examples, Purpose, and Using Allusion in WritingHelp students understand allusion and how to use it to improve their writing with this great set.
large Siberian amathyst mounted as a jewel with diamond-set honeysuckle motifs, c. 1810. At a later date it was made the centre of this amathyst and diamond tiara in the form of vine leaves that are a witty allusion to the purple stones. The word 'amathyst' derives from the Greek amethustos, literally meaning 'not drunken', referring to the belief that an amathyst placed in a glass of wine would allow one to drink without fear of intoxication. In the lore of the ancient lapidaries, the…
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Harebrained PRONUNCIATION: (HAYR-braynd) MEANING: adjective: Foolish; reckless; ridiculous. ETYMOLOGY: From the allusion that a harebrained person has the brain as small as a hare’s. From Old English hara (hare) + braegen (brain). Earliest documented use: 1548. http://wordsmith.org/words/harebrained.html
divides the Galilee in the north and Samaria in the south. Esdraelon is the Greek derivation of the Hebrew Yizre'el, meaning 'God will sow' or 'May God make fruitful,' an allusion to the fertility of the area
NIOBE/HUBRIS The allusion originates from the daughter of Tantalus who boasted about her children. This provoked two gods to kill her children and turn her to stone. The meaning of this allusion is excessive pride. The meaning is from Niobe who had too much pride for her children and suffered for it. Ex/ The athlete showed too much hubris and had the crowd dislike him for it.