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  1. The Allusion Game

  2. An indirect hint (reference) to something well-known (like a person, place, event, or work of art or literature). • The speaker expects the listener to understand what is being referred to and its original context, allowing the speaker/writer to say a lot simply by hinting at it Allusion

  3. For each scene or song that will appear, you will want to pay attention to the use of allusion. After the clip, you will be asked a question in reference to that allusion. What to do:

  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmRTN2Ws1HU Watch the following commercial: Scene 1: Zion commercial

  5. To demonstrate the power of the Zion • To insinuate that the Zion is powered by Zeus’s high voltage bolts. • To show that even the top Greek god will use this car. • All of the above In the scion high voltage commercial, why is the allusion of Zeus used?

  6. To demonstrate the power of the Zion • To insinuate that the Zion is powered by Zeus’s high voltage bolts. • To show that even the top Greek god will use this car. • All of the above In the scion high voltage commercial, why is the allusion of Zeus used?

  7. Watch first minute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X4X3XcLyco Scene 2: Spaceballs

  8. E.T. • Star Trek • Star Wars • Galactic Starship Spaceballs alludes to what famous science-fiction film?

  9. E.T. • Star Trek • Star Wars • Galactic Starship Spaceballs alludes to what famous science-fiction film?

  10. Name three of the Star Wars’ characters alluded to in this scene.

  11. Name three of the characters alluded to in this scene.C3POPrincess LeiaDarth Vader

  12. Listen to the following song (first minute): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U- Scene 3: “American Pie”

  13. Elvis Presley • Jerry Lee Lewis • Buddy Holly • John Lennon Who is the him in “I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride?

  14. Elvis Presley • Jerry Lee Lewis • Buddy Holly • John Lennon Who is the him in “I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride?

  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN2doCD3YJw Watch the following scene from Finding Nemo: Scene 4: Finding Nemo

  16. To what famous recovery group does the scene allude to?

  17. Alcoholics Anonymous To what famous recovery group does the scene allude to?

  18. To create tension between the sharks and fish since they are luring them in. • To define that though the sharks want to eat fish, they may not during a meeting just like an alcoholic may not drink during a meeting • To show that it is not easy for a shark to not eat fish and that community is important to overcome instinct. • All of the above Why does the writer use the Alcoholics Anonymous allusion

  19. To create tension between the sharks and fish since they are luring them in. • To define that though the sharks want to eat fish, they may not during a meeting just like an alcoholic may not drink during a meeting • To show that it is not easy for a shark to not eat fish and that community is important to overcome instinct. • All of the above Why does the writer use the Alcoholics Anonymous allusion

  20. Watch the first 1:54 of the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojuthg96jBI&feature=endscreen&NR=1 Scene 3: Shark Tales

  21. The sharks fight each other. • The people aren’t afraid of the sharks. • The shark is really kind. • The shark loves the song and waits to swim with it. How is the allusion to Jaws ironic?

  22. The sharks fight each other. • The people aren’t afraid of the sharks. • The shark is really kind. • The shark loves the song and waits to swim with it. How is the allusion to Jaws ironic?

  23. Watch the first 45 seconds of this preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksJvEH-R_ew Scene 4: Not Another Vampire Movie

  24. Name the film this movie alludes to, and three images that show similarities between the parody and the original.

  25. This movie refers to Twilight. Similarities: Families, appearances, craving blood, strength, setting

  26. Keep a list of ten allusions that you spot in this preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6X5ti4YlG8 Final Scene: Shrek 2

  27. How are allusions are used in Shrek 2.

  28. Nothing Gold Can Stay • Nature’s first green is goldHer hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf’s a flower.But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day.Nothing Gold Can Stay. Chapter 5