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  • 1. Allusions found in Speak
  • 2. Allusions in Literature When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. These references are called allusions.
  • 3. Allusions to Authors and Books in Speak Bram Stoker, Dracula  An outcast Maya Angelou  She was one of the first African- American writers to be recognized using a black woman as a protagonist.  She was silenced and chose not to speak.  Melinda wants to speak out but cannot. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter  Melinda says she is wearing an “S” for shame, which parallels the “A” Hester Pyrnne was forced to wear  Hiding something  Melinda is also being ostracized Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
  • 4. Allusions to Artists in Speak Kahlo Monet OKeeffe Pollock Pablo Picasso  Scared to tell the truth (he was married but had many mistresses)  Tries to express feelings through art, but is scared the truth will come out Dali Van Gough
  • 5. Allusions to Historical References in Speak Gregor Mendel Considered the “father of modern genetics” The suffragettes Melinda feels like she too is treated unfairly
  • 6. Allusions to Pop Culture in Speak Arnold Schwarzenegger Glen Close Martha Stewart Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer MTV Oprah Winfrey Sally Jessy Rafael Jerry Springer Mr. Rogers Neighborhood