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


  1. American linden symbol of marriage. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 182]
  2. Aphrodite Genetrix patron of marriage and procreation. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 16]
  3. As You Like It its denouement has the marriages of four couples. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare As You Like It]
  4. Benedick nickname for groom; derived from Shakespeare’s Benedick. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]
  5. Blondie and Dagwood typify relationship between dominant wife and her inadequate mate. [Comics: Berger, 108]
  6. Bridal Chorus traditional wedding song; from Wagner’s Lohengrin. [Music: Scholes, 1113]
  7. Cana wedding feast where Christ made water into wine. [N.T.: John 2:1–11]
  8. Doll’s House, A after eight years of marriage, in which Torvald Helmer has treated Nora more like a doll than a human being, she declares her independence. [Nor. Drama: Ibsen A Doll’s House]
  9. epithalamium poem in honor of bride and groom. [Western Lit.: LLEI, 1: 283]
  10. Erato Muse of bridal songs. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 90]
  11. Frome, Ethan his loveless and unhappy marriage to Zeena remains hopeless when his love affair with Mattie comes to a pitiful end. [Am. Lit.: Ethan Frome in Benét, 324]
  12. Gretna Green place in Scotland, just across the English border, where elopers could be married without formalities. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 418]
  13. Hulda goddess of marriage and fecundity. [Ger. Myth.: Benét, 484]
  14. huppah bridal canopy in Jewish weddings. [Judaism: Wigoder, 274]
  15. Marriage à la Mode engravings in which Hogarth satirically depicts the daily lives of a countess and an earl. [Br. Art: EB (1963) XI, 625]
  16. Modern Love dramatizes the feelings of a couple whose marriage is dying. [Br. Lit.: George Meredith Modern Love in Magill IV, 899]
  17. orange blossoms traditional decoration for brides. [Br. and Fr. Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 784]
  18. Prothalamion Spenser’s poem celebrating the double marriage of the two daughters of the Earl of Worcester. [Br. Poetry: Haydn & Fuller, 615]
  19. quince in portraits, traditionally held by woman in wedding. [Art: Hall, 257]
  20. rice newly married couples pelted with rice for connubial good luck. [Western Folklore: Leach, 938]
  21. St. Agnes’s Eve when marriageable girls foresee their future husbands. [Br. Lit.: “The Eve of St. Agnes” in Norton, 686–693]
  22. These Twain difficult marital adjustments of Edwin Clayhanger and Hilda Lessways. [Br. Lit.: Bennett These Twain in Magill I, 148]
  23. tin cans put on car of newlyweds leaving ceremony. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
  24. Way of the World, The profound analysis of the marriage relation in which Mirabell and Millamant negotiate a marriage agreement. [Br. Drama: Benét, 1077]
  25. Wedding March popular bridal music from Mendelssohn’s march in Midsummer Night’s Dream. [Music: Scholes, 1113]
  26. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? marriage of George and Martha is a travesty, full of arguments, frustration, and hatred. [Am. Drama: Edward Albee Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’? in Magill IV, 1282]
  27. Wife of Bath many marriages form theme of her tale. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Wife of Bath’s Tale]