Allusions that Allude

Write This, Not That_ Allusions

I remember when Mrs. Roby, my high school English teacher, told our class on the first day of junior English that we would never understand literature until we had a firm grasp of allusions and proceeded to assign of the New Testament and Proverbs for reading; it was due the next Monday. How could she possibly expect us to read the New Testament in a week? But the following Monday we were testing on our reading – the entire New Testament and Proverbs. The next week we proceeded to read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, in a week, and were tested on that as well. And now, Mrs. Roby claimed, we were ready to read and understand literature. … KEEP READING