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Allusion-(noun) an implied or indirect reference to another literary work or event in history in literature. [Webster's Collegiate] From the earliest beginning of the literary canon, writers have borrowed ideas, plots, themes, and characters from other sources. The three basic sources for this are the Bible, ancient classical writings (mainly Greek and Roman) and the works of William Shakespeare. In order to truly appreciate both modern and historical texts, knowledge of these works is paramount. Requirements: every week you are required to read the assigned literary work. You will submit documentation of your reading that contains the following: y Name of story and Source (Biblical, Greek, Roman, etc.) y Your work must be handwritten in blue or black ink y 20 line subject verb poem summary of the story ± no more; no less ± your best is to use transitive verbs (verbs that transfer action) y An extensive, text-based commentary ± your thoughts and insight into the work ± consider purpose, character motivation, application to life, etc. You must connect your words directly to the text. Your documentation will be submitted on an index card, still attached to the spiral binding. The summary will be on the front, and the commentary will be on the back. Do not use more than one card per literary work. NO NAKED INDEX CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Rubric for Allusion Workshop 10 Points (A+)-Wow! Subject/verb poem rhymes; only subject and verbs are used. Plot summary is thorough and creative. Filled with thoughtful commentary using extensive evidence. You taught me something about this piece. Thanks for doing this. 9 Points (A)-A great card. Subject verb poem doesn¶t rhyme, but is creative and only subjects and verbs are used. Satisfies all requirements. Effective and thoughtful analysis of plot. Responsible commentary of the piece. 8 Points (B)-A good card. Subject-verb poem lacks details and contains other parts of speech. Over-simplified analysis and commentary on theme. Lacks evidence. 7 Points (C)-A decent card. Shows lack of effort and thought. A "lazy" card. 5 Points (F)-A mockery of Advanced Placement (AP) work. **All cards are due at the beginning of the hour. **If you are absent the day your card is due, you must hand it in at the beginning of the next class period. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

List of Literary Works SEMESTER ONE August 21: Book of Ruth (Bible) The August 28: Tower of Babel (Genesis 11) Cain September 4: and Abel (Genesis Chapter 4) NOTECARDS Due September 4 ------------September 11: Odysseus and the Trojan Horse September 18: Noah and the Flood (Genesis Chapters 6-9) September 25: Pygmalion and Galatea The October 2: Garden of Eden (Genesis Chapters 1-3) NOTECARDS Due October 2 October 9: Daphne and the Laurel Wreath October 23: Destruction of Sodom &Gomorrha (Gen.18-19) Echo October 30: and Narcisssus November 6: .

27) Agony February 5: of Christ (Mark 14) NOTECARDS Due February 5 ------February 12: Midas and the Golden . and the coat of many colors (Gen 37) December 11 The Birth of Christ (Luke 1-2) NOTECARDS Due December 11 ---------SEMESTER TWO January 8: Jesus and Lazarus (John 11) January 15: Fishers of Men parable (Mark 1) The January 22: Death of John the Baptist (Mark 6) January 29: Pilate and Jesus (Matt.Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 21-22) NOTECARDS Due November 6 ------------November 13 Jason and the Golden Fleece November 20 Cupid and Psyche December 4 Joseph.

Touch February 19: Arachne and Athena February 26: Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus March 5: and Eurydice NOTECARDS Due March 5 March 12" Samson and the Philistines (Judges 13-16) March 26: None ± research papers April 2: Box Pandora's NOTECARDS Due April 2 -------Perseus April 9: and Medusa April 16: Rescue of the Child Moses (Exodus 1-2) The April 23: Burning Bush (Exodus 3) The April 30: Passover (Exodus 12) Passage May 7: through the Red Sea (Exodus 14) NOTECARDS Due May 7 .

she stopped urging her. my daughters. Go back with her. who could become your husbands? 12 Return home. each of you. Now Elimelech." 15 But Ruth replied. together with his wife and two sons." 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her. [a] there was a famine in the land. I am too old to have another husband. "your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. be it ever so severely. my daughters. 9 May the LORD grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband. and a man from Bethlehem in Judah. 17 Where you die I will die. his wife's name Naomi. May the LORD deal with me. went to live for a while in the country of Moab. "Go back. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem. Your people will be my people and your God my God. to your mother's home. After they had lived there about ten years. "Can this be Naomi?" 19 . and where you stay I will stay. 16 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. the whole town was stirred because of them. "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. It is more bitter for me than for you. and she was left with her two sons. and the women exclaimed. as you have shown to your dead and to me. died. 14 "Look.13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No. if anything but death separates you and me. because the LORD's hand has gone out against me!" 11 At this they wept again. "Return home. 3 When she heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them. Naomi's husband." 8 But Naomi said. Even if I thought there was still hope for me²even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons. 7 With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. Where you go I will go. my daughters. Naomi and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there." Then she kissed them and they wept aloud 10 and said to her." said Naomi. one named Orpah and the other Ruth. and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. Judah. May the LORD show kindness to you.Ruth 1 (New International Version) Ruth 1 Naomi and Ruth 1 In the days when the judges ruled. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by. 2 The man's name was Elimelech. "We will go back with you to your people. and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. When they arrived in Bethlehem. 6 Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law. 4 They married Moabite women. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons. and there I will be buried. 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died. but Ruth clung to her.

4 Then they said. [b] " she told them. "Come." 20 So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess. but the LORD has brought me back empty. so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth. [c] because the Almighty [d] has made my life very bitter. let us go down and 5 . 1 They said to each other. and tar for mortar. arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning. "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this. also in verse 21 1:21 Or has testified against Genesis 11 (New International Version) Genesis 11 The Tower of Babel Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly. with a tower that reaches to the heavens. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted [e] me."Don't call me Naomi. "Come. Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth 1:1 Traditionally judged 1:20 Naomi means pleasant . 7 Come. 22 Footnotes: a." 3 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me. d. e. 2 As men moved eastward. 21 I went away full. her daughter-inlaw. [a] they found a plain in Shinar [b] and settled there. 1:20 Hebrew Shaddai ." They used brick instead of stone. 1:20 Mara means bitter . "Call me Mara. also in verse 21. b. 6 The LORD said. let us build ourselves a city. c. then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.confuse their language so they will not understand each other. Two years after the flood. 17 And after he became the father of Peleg." So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth. and they stopped building the city. Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters. he became the father of Eber. 11 And after he became the father of Arphaxad. [e] 12 When Shelah had lived 30 years. 8 From Shem to Abram This is the account of Shem. he became the father of Shelah. he became the father [d] of Arphaxad. he became the father of Peleg. 10 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years. 13 And after he became the father of Shelah. 14 When Eber had lived 34 years. 16 . Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters. 15 And after he became the father of Eber. 9 That is why it was called Babel [c] ²because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth. Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters. when Shem was 100 years old.

24 After Terah had lived 70 years. he became the father of Terah. Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters. he became the father of Nahor. 18 When Reu had lived 32 years. And Haran became the father of Lot. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. the wife of his 31 . 27 Terah took his son Abram. and his daughter-in-law Sarai. Nahor and Haran. and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah. his grandson Lot son of Haran. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai. he became the father of Abram. he became the father of Serug. 28 While his father Terah was still alive. Nahor and Haran. Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans. 26 This is the account of Terah. 30 Now Sarai was barren.When Peleg had lived 30 years. she was the daughter of Haran. 19 And after he became the father of Reu. Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 When Serug had lived 30 years. in the land of his birth. 22 When Nahor had lived 29 years. she had no children. 23 And after he became the father of Nahor. Terah became the father of Abram. Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters. 25 And after he became the father of Terah. the father of both Milcah and Iscah. he became the father of Reu. 21 And after he became the father of Serug. Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.

he became the father of Shelah. or in the east b. Cainan lived 330 years and had other sons and daughters Cain and Abel 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground. When Cainan had lived 130 years. and he died in Haran. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering. and then he died. But when they came to Haran. and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. Septuagint (see also Luke 3:35. saying. will you not be accepted? [2] And if you do not do well. 10:24) 35 years. sin is crouching at the door. 36 and note at Gen. Babel sounds like the Hebrew for confused . they settled there. Genesis 11:13 Hebrew. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep. 13 And after he became the father of Cainan. Genesis 11:2 That is. she bore his brother Abel. ³I have gotten [1] a man with the help of the LORD. e. So Cain was very angry. 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. and his face fell. and she conceived and bore Cain. Arphaxad lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.son Abram. Genesis 11:10 Father may mean ancestor . ³Why are you angry. Genesis 11:9 That is. and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well. Footnotes: a.´ 2 And again. Genesis 11:2 Or from the east .´ . 6 The LORD said to Cain. Its desire is for [3] you. 32 Terah lived 205 years. also in verses 11-25. And after he became the father of Shelah. he became the father of Cainan. and Cain a worker of the ground. but you must rule over it. Babylon. Babylonia c. d.

20 Adah bore Jabal.´ 25 And Adam knew his wife again. he called the name of the city after the name of his son. 9 Then the LORD said to Cain. Enoch. and he called his name Enosh. 11 And now you are cursed from the ground. me. for Cain killed him. Footnotes [1] 4:1 Cain sounds like the Hebrew for gotten [2] 4:7 Hebrew will there not be a lifting up [of your face]? [3] 4:7 Or against [4] 4:8 Hebrew.´ 15 Then the LORD said to him.8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother. a man revenge listen man hear to for for is my what wounding striking I voice. Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. say: me. Samaritan. Lamech. and whoever finds me will kill me. Septuagint. it shall no longer yield to you its strength.´ And the LORD put a mark on Cain. and from your face I shall be hidden. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD. 23 Lamech said to his wives: ³Adah you I a 24 and wives have young of killed Cain's Zillah. he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth. Syriac. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth. sevenfold. you have driven me today away from the ground. Vulgate add Let us go out to the field [5] 4:13 Or My guilt is too great to bear [6] 4:16 Nod means wandering [7] 4:25 Seth sounds like the Hebrew for he appointed . 21 His brother's name was Jubal. 18 To Enoch was born Irad. and Mehujael fathered Methushael. ³Not so! If anyone kills Cain. ³Where is Abel your brother?´ He said. lest any who found him should attack him. [4] And when they were in the field.´ 13 Cain said to the LORD. and Methushael fathered Lamech. [6] east of Eden. 12 When you work the ground. 16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod. vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. and she bore a son and called his name Seth. 22 Zillah also bore Tubal-cain. [5] 14 Behold. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. am I my brother's keeper?´ 10 And the LORD said. 19 And Lamech took two wives. for she said. ³I do not know. ³My punishment is greater than I can bear. he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. The name of the one was Adah.´ 26 To Seth also a son was born. and the name of the other Zillah. ³God has appointed [7] for me another offspring instead of Abel. When he built a city. ³What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. If then Lamech's is seventy-sevenfold. and Irad fathered Mehujael. he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. and she conceived and bore Enoch. 17 Cain knew his wife.

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