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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions [Kindle Edition]

Mike Mike Feinsilber , Elizabeth Webber

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Product Description

A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Includes clear, concise definitions for more than 900 allusions, from Achilles’ heel and alpha male to Zen and Zuzu’s petals. Examples come from works by leading authors including John Updike, Cynthia Tucker, Jane Bryant Quinn, and George Will. A must for language lovers and great for ESL students.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 888 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ORA7NE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #399,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for students of AP Literature--or anyone who is curious and has a sense of humor 29 Mar 2013
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This book is important for anyone taking an AP Literature and Composition course. My students love it, and so do their parents and others who discover what fun learning can be. Some students have to take their books away from their parents so that the kids can study for quizzes I give them. Other teachers like the way these allusions enhance learning in their courses, too. The editors of this volume have a sense of humor, evident in their comments and examples. I have been using this book for many years and panicked when it went out of print. I had my students order copies from any source they could find, either from or from one Amazon suggested. The availability of the book in electronic form now is a bonus since all of us will be using iPads in the future. I hope this book remains available forever.
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