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Allusion in Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Allusion Examples in Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard:

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"Muse's flame. ..."   (Text of the Poem)

The Muses were Greek goddesses that inspired literary, scientific, and artistic expression. Here, they are offered as an alternative to the celestial fire or divine inspiration mentioned earlier: the Muses represent a type of false idolatry that increases one's pride, while divine inspiration is depicted as a sign of genuine talent and a virtuous nature.

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