Burial Alive Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Burial Alive


  1. Antigone condemned to be buried alive, she thwarts Creon’s order by killing herself. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
  2. Fortunato walled up in a catacomb by the man he had wronged. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Cask of Amontillado”]
  3. Lafourcade, Victorine found alive in her tomb by her rejected suitor. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Premature Burial”]
  4. Sindbad entombed, by custom, upon his wife’s death, he manages to escape. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights; Magill II, 50]
  5. Usher, Madeline breaks out of vault in which she had been buried alive. [Am. Lit.: Poe “Fall of the House of Usher”]