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Mythological Allusions Ppt

Mythological Allusions Ppt

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Mythological Allusions
AP English IV, Per. 1
 
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ometheus
A Titan who stole fire fromthe Gods and presented it tothe primitive mortals out of  pity. Prometheus evokedZeus' anger and spent hisdays chained to a rock, withhis flesh torn by a greateagle.
Alludes to people or occurrences that are highlycreative and bold, often indefiance of society.
Example: Katy put forth aPromethean campaignagainst the school'srestrictive t-shirt policy.
 
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hic Victo
King Pyrrhus of Epirus,Greece sufferedirreplaceable casualties after defeating the Romans duringthe Pyrrhic War at Heracleain 280 B.C.
A victory with great cost tothe victor.
Example: In a Pyrrhicvictory, the doctor was ableto save the life of the soldier after having removed hisinfected leg.

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