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


  1. Blackwood’s Magazine Scottish literary magazine founded in 1817, notorious for its Tory bias and vicious criticism. [Br. Lit.: Benét 111]
  2. Bludyer, Mr. a “slashing” book reviewer with savage humor. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
  3. Bolo, Miss “looked a small armoury of daggers” at those who made mistakes. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
  4. Dutch uncle strict elder who scolds and moralizes. [Br. Slang: Lurie, 122–123]
  5. Edinburgh Review influential literary and political review, founded in 1802, inaugurating new literary standards. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 375]
  6. Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar rebuke Job for his complaints. [O.T.: Job 4–31]
  7. Essay on Criticism didactic poem on rules by which a critic should be guided. [Br. Lit.: Pope Essay on Criticism in Magill IV, 287]
  8. Joab admonishes David for ingratitude to troops and servants. [O.T.: II Samuel 19:1–8]
  9. Michal David’s wife; castigates him for boyish exulting. [O.T.: II Samuel 6:20]
  10. Monday morning quarterback football spectator who, in hind-sight, points out where team went wrong. [Am. Sports and Folklore: Misc.]
  11. Sanballat and Tobiah jeered Jews’ attempt to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls. [O.T.: Nehemiah 4:1–3]
  12. Theon satirical poet of trenchant wit. [Rom. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 1073]
  13. Zoilus malicious and contentious rhetorician; “Homer’s scourge.” [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1175]