Cheerfulness (See also Gaiety, Joviality, Optimism.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Cheerfulness (See also Gaiety, Joviality, Optimism.)


  1. blood humor effecting temperament of sanguineness. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
  2. coreopsis symbol of cheerfulness because of its bright yellow flowers. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 371]
  3. crocus symbol of cheerfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 383]
  4. L’Allegro pastoral idyll; title means the cheerful or merry one. [Br. Lit.: “L’Allegro” in Benét, 24–25]
  5. Pollyanna the “glad child,” extraordinarily optimistic. [Children’s Lit.: Pollyanna]
  6. Raggedy Ann good-natured despite misadventures; doll with perpetual smile. [Children’s Lit.: Raggedy Ann Stories]
  7. Sabbath’s (Sunday’s) child bonny and blithe, good and gay. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
  8. Silver, Mattie Zeena’s cousin-companion; brightens Frome’s gloomy house. [Am. Lit.: Ethan Frome]
  9. Singin’ in the Rain downpour doesn’t dampen singer’s spirits. [Pop. Music: Fordin, 355]
  10. Tapley, Mark Martin’s ever jovial companion. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
  11. xeranthemum symbolizes good-naturedness in adversity. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]