Birds Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Birds


  1. Birdman of Alcatraz (Robert Stroud, 1890–1963) from jailbird to famous ornithologist. [Am. Hist.: Worth, 28]
  2. Birds, The Hitchcock film in which birds turn on the human race and terrorize a town. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 51]
  3. Blue Bird of Happiness symbolizes the goal of the two children in Maeterlinck play. [Belg. Lit.: The Blue Bird in Haydn & Fuller, 94]
  4. Cloud-cuckoo-land (Nephelococcygia) city in which all power is to be vested in the birds. [Gk. Drama: Aristophanes Birds]
  5. cranes of Ibycus called on by the dying poet to bear witness against his murderers, they lead to the murderers’ conviction. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 1307]
  6. Gripp talking raven, beloved pet of half-wit Barnaby Rudge. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Barnaby Rudge]
  7. Halitherses Ithacan seer; ornithologist. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 46]
  8. phoenix fabulous Arabian bird; sings a dirge, burns itself to ashes, and rises to a new life. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 699]
  9. Polynesia wise old parrot who teaches Dr. Dolittle the languages of birds and animals. [Children’s Lit.: Hugh Lofting Dr. Dolittle]
  10. raven bird of ill omen visits the despairing poet. [Am. Lit.: Poe The Raven]
  11. Seagull, Jonathan Livingston ambitious seagull is determined to improve its flying techniques and achieve greater speeds. [Am. Lit.: Richard Bach Jonathan Livingston Seagull]

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