Index of Allusions

Index of (largely) literary authors and works alluded to. Most of the allusions are simple, but a few are obscure and may be hard to see in the poem. 43 of the 149 poems are indexed here.

Authors Alluded To

Alan Menken Loosening the Sky Alexander Pope Alexander Pope Examines the RIP Bill Be Not the First Literature Trivia Alfred Tennyson Loved and Lost Proposed New Air Force Motto anonymous Jesus Dance Mad Song Tunisia Revolution Arthur C. Clarke Who Can Know? Augustus Toplady It’s Time to Rise • And Face the Day Bob Dylan Evil Bob Dylan - The Carpet’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken Brewster Higley The Flying Dugong Bruce Jones Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter Buzz Aldrin Immortal Remains Charles Simic Creation Myth Dorothy Parker My Candle e.e. cummings In the Best Modern Way Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson Summarized How You Feel When You’re Middling Good Emma Lazarus Dream: The Roads of Colossi Ezra Pound In the Best Modern Way Felicia Dorothea Hemans Mutation and Recombination Francis Scott Key The Flying Dugong George Leybourne The Flying Dugong Gerard Manley Hopkins Salutation to a Previous Generation Heinrich Heine Blauäugig Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Mutation and Recombination Hesiod Launch the Fireworks! Homer Afflatus Literature Trivia Why Oh Why Don’t People Still Write This Way? Immanuel Velikovsky Loosening the Sky Isaac Watts Neutron Bomb J.D. Salinger Tunisia Revolution Jean-Jacques Rousseau Walk Off John Donne Ask Not For Whom the Thunder Rolls Metaphysical Poets Summarized John Keats Red-Winged Blackbirds Romanticism Summarized John Lennon Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter Matsuo Bashou Haiku Haiku Matthew Arnold A Word to Matthew Arnold Mervyn Peake Who Can Know? Mother Goose Mutation and Recombination Tunisia Revolution Neil Armstrong Immortal Remains Paul McCartney Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter Rainer Maria Rilke New Formalists Robert Frost Literature Trivia The Poetry ABC Song Robert L. May Santa’s Sleigh Ride at 1000 km/s Samuel Taylor Coleridge Mad Song Stefan George Your Mark Stephen Foster The Flying Dugong T.S. Eliot In the Best Modern Way Thomas Hardy Neutron Bomb Thomas Nast The Second Vulture Trey Parker Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter Voltaire Walk Off W.B. Yeats Immortal Remains In the Best Modern Way New Formalists W.H. Auden The Poetry ABC Song Weird Al Yankovic Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter William Carlos Williams Catherine William Safire The Placing of Blame William Shakespeare How You Feel When You’re Middling Good Literature Trivia The Poetry ABC Song

Titles Alluded To

2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke) Who Can Know? Against Idleness (Isaac Watts) Neutron Bomb Archaischer Torso Apollos (Rainer Maria Rilke) New Formalists The Arrow and the Song (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Mutation and Recombination Bible Religion and Science The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck (Felicia Dorothea Hemans) Mutation and Recombination The Cat and the Moon (W.B. Yeats) Immortal Remains Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Tunisia Revolution The Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred Tennyson) Proposed New Air Force Motto Chicken Little (anonymous) Tunisia Revolution Constant Reader review of The House at Pooh Corner (Dorothy Parker) My Candle The Darkling Thrush (Thomas Hardy) Neutron Bomb Die Lorelei (Heinrich Heine) Blauäugig An Essay on Criticism (Alexander Pope) Be Not the First Literature Trivia Good Old Days (Weird Al Yankovic) Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake) Who Can Know? Hamlet (William Shakespeare) Literature Trivia The Poetry ABC Song Hey Jude (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter Home on the Range (Brewster Higley) The Flying Dugong I Cannot Dance upon My Toes (Emily Dickinson) How You Feel When You’re Middling Good I Lied (Bruce Jones) Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter I Would Not Paint a Picture (Emily Dickinson) Emily Dickinson Summarized In Memoriam (Alfred Tennyson) Loved and Lost Komm in den totgesagten Park (Stefan George) Your Mark The Last Word (Matthew Arnold) A Word to Matthew Arnold The Man on the Flying Trapeze (George Leybourne) The Flying Dugong Mary Had a Little Lamb (Mother Goose) Mutation and Recombination Meditation 17 (John Donne) Ask Not For Whom the Thunder Rolls The New Colossus (Emma Lazarus) Dream: The Roads of Colossi Nothing Gold Can Stay (Robert Frost) Literature Trivia Ode on a Grecian Urn (John Keats) Red-Winged Blackbirds Ode to a Nightingale (John Keats) Romanticism Summarized The Odyssey (Homer) Afflatus Why Oh Why Don’t People Still Write This Way? Our system of feathering nests breeds Tweeds all over the land (Thomas Nast) The Second Vulture The Pied Piper of Hamelin (anonymous) Jesus Dance Poem (Charles Simic) Creation Myth Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Mad Song Rock of Ages (Augustus Toplady) It’s Time to Rise • And Face the Day Rock-a-Bye Baby (Mother Goose) Tunisia Revolution Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Robert L. May) Santa’s Sleigh Ride at 1000 km/s The Second Coming (W.B. Yeats) New Formalists The Star Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key) The Flying Dugong Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost) The Poetry ABC Song Suddenly Seymour (Alan Menken) Loosening the Sky The Sun Rising (John Donne) Metaphysical Poets Summarized The Tempest (William Shakespeare) How You Feel When You’re Middling Good This World Is not Conclusion (Emily Dickinson) Emily Dickinson Summarized Tom O’ Bedlam’s Song (anonymous) Mad Song Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan) Evil Bob Dylan - The Carpet’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken Up Above (Trey Parker) Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter The Wanderer (W.H. Auden) The Poetry ABC Song Willie Has Gone to the War (Stephen Foster) The Flying Dugong Works and Days (Hesiod) Launch the Fireworks! Worlds in Collision (Immanuel Velikovsky) Loosening the Sky