Death, Premature (See also Love, Tragic) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Death, Premature (See also Love, Tragic)

  1. Adonis beautiful youth beloved by Venus, killed by a boar. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 10]
  2. L’Aiglon Napoleon’s son dies before he can rouse the French to follow him. [Fr. Drama: L’Aiglon in Magill II, 551]
  3. Byron, Lord (1788–1824) English poet died of fever at 36. [Br. Lit.: Harvey, 129]
  4. Dean, James (1931–1955) leader of restless youth cult in early 50s. [Am. Cinema: NCE, 730]
  5. Dombey, Paul dies at the age of seven, destroying the hopes of his merchant father. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Dombey and Son]
  6. Frank, Anne (1929–1945) young Dutch diarist, died in Bergen-Belsen camp during WWII. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 196]
  7. Grey, Lady Jane (1537–1554) English queen at 15; died at 17. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1146]
  8. Hope, Evelyn died at sixteen, unaware how deeply she was loved by an older man who still mourns her. [Br. Poetry: Browning “Evelyn Hope”]
  9. Keats, John (1795–1821) English poet died of consumption at 25. [Br. Lit.: Harvey, 443]
  10. Little Father Time despondent boy kills two babies and himself. [Br. Lit.: Hardy Jude the Obscure]
  11. March, Beth dies young; sensitive girl. [Children’s Lit.: Little Women]
  12. Marvellous Boy, The Thomas Chatterton (1752–1770), English poetic genius killed himself at seventeen. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 188]
  13. Romeo and Juliet star-crossed lovers die as teenagers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
  14. Schubert, Franz (1797–1828) brilliant composer, died at 31. [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1968]
  15. Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792–1822) English poet drowned at 30. [Br. Lit.: Harvey, 748]
  16. Valentino, Rudolph (1895–1926) matinee idol; his death caused several suicides. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 734]