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Who wrote these quotes? Help? Topic: Help writing a poem for my son
May 25, 2019 / By Phinehas
Question: I know that they all reference something but where are these quotes from? A book, poem, etc.? I need the authors and preferably the work in which they were used. I've already tried using Google but can't find them. Thanks! "As the cave's roof collapsed, he was swallowed up in the dust like Jonah, and only his frantic scrabbling behind a wall of rock indicated that there was anyone still alive". "She was breathtakingly beautiful, but he knew that she was forbidden fruit." "Like the prodigal son, he returned to his home town and was welcomed by all who knew him".
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Maddison Maddison | 4 days ago
These are NOT biblical quotes, they are allusions to biblical quotes. An allusion is (according to Wikipedia): a figure of speech that makes a reference to, or representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication. M. H. Abrams defined allusion as "a brief reference, explicit or indirect, to a person, place or event, or to another literary work or passage".[1] It is left to the reader or hearer to make the connection (Fowler); where the connection is detailed in depth by the author, it is preferable to call it "a reference". Each of these sentences alludes to the Bible: 1) A man being swallowed up by dust like Jonah was by the whale. (an allusion to the Book of Jonah) 2) A woman that is forbidden fruit (forbidden fruit is an allusion to the Tree of Knowledge in the Book of Genesis). 3) The prodigal son who returns home (an allusion to the parable in the Gospel of Luke). These are sentences used to illustrate what an allusion is, they are widely used for this very purpose. As to who originally wrote these examples, I have no idea.
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Maddison Originally Answered: What are some great book quotes you know or any quotes overall?
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Maddison Originally Answered: What are some great book quotes you know or any quotes overall?
"There are many tongues to talk, and but few heads to think" -Chapter title in Les Miserables by Victor Hugo "This will destroy that" -Notre Dame de Paris, also by Victor Hugo "Possibly, some day, I shall hear the lonely echoes of the North repeat the singing of her who knew the Angel of Music" -The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux "The marvelous never comes singly. The marvelous is an obscurity" -The Man Who Laughs, by Victor Hugo...y'know, I'm glorifying Victor Hugo way too much here, aren't I?

Jehoram Jehoram
1.Allusions in Goodnight Moon - Intel by LadyD - Qondio 2.http://www.buzzle.com/articles/example-of-allusion.html 3. a sentence commonly used in textbooks as a sample of a literary allusion. In this case, the allusion is to the Biblical parable in Luke 15: 11-32.
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Gaylord Gaylord
These are biblical quotes, and if the computer I was on right now wasn't so silly, lol, I could look up exactly which ones...try www.biblegateway.com, www.bible.com, www.bible.org, www.kingjamesbibleonline.org, www.biblestudytools.com, www.bibleontheweb.com
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Gaylord Originally Answered: Quotes, Quotes, Quotes.I need a Quote?
Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us. ~Julia Penelope Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Language is the dress of thought. ~Samuel Johnson Language is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought. ~William James Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery. ~Mark Amidon A different language is a different vision of life. ~Federico Fellini Learn a new language and get a new soul. ~Czech Proverb Have a nice day! :)

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