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Allusions in The Outsiders

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Ellen Gianakis

on 3 November 2015

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Transcript of Allusions in The Outsiders

An allusion is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, story, work of art, literature, music, pop culture, etc.

Allusions let readers understand new information by connecting it to something already known.
What is an allusion?
1960s Actor
"It" guy of his time
Great philanthropist
You may have seen him more recently in the movie Cars or in the sauce aisle of the grocery store!
Great Expectations
Some Allusions in The Outsiders
Paul Newman (cultural)
Great Expectations (literary)
Gone With the Wind (literary)
The Beatles (cultural
Elvis (cultural)
William Tecumseh Sherman (historical)
Will Rogers (cultural)
Hank Williams (cultural)
by Miss G. and Mrs. Sental
Allusions in The Outsiders
Paul Newman
This is the story of Pip, an orphan boy adopted by a blacksmith's family. Pip learns how to find happiness. He also learns the meaning of frienship as well as love and becomes a better person for it.
Gone with the Wind
Am American classic in which a manipulative woman and a rouguish man fall in love and have a turbulent relationship in the American south after the war
The Beatles
Band in the British Invasion
Still popular in modern society!
Elvis Presley
The "King of Rock and Roll"
Popular artist in the 50s and 60s
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General during the Civil War
Known for his "scorched earth" policies. He would burn anything potentially useful to the enemies.
Will Rogers
Celebrity cowboy in the 20s and 30s
Hank Williams
Widely considered greatest country western singer of all time
Died at only 29
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