Allusion in Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art

Allusion Examples in Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art:

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According to the Bible, God sent a flood to cleanse the earth of all its sinful people. The Great Flood is featured in the story of Noah’s Arc. Keats’s speaker draws on this story when he says that the water cleanses the shores of the earth.