Melancholy (See also Grief.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Melancholy (See also Grief.)


  1. Acheron river of woe in the underworld. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 5]
  2. Anatomy of Melancholy lists causes, symptoms, and characteristics of melancholy. [Br. Lit.: Anatomy of Melancholy]
  3. Barton, Amos beset by woes. [Br. Lit.: “Sad Fortunes of Amos Barton” in Walsh Modern, 45]
  4. black bile humor effecting temperament of gloominess. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
  5. blues melancholy, bittersweet music born among American Negroes. [Am. Music: Scholes, 113]
  6. Cargill, Rev. Josiah serious, moody, melancholic minister. [Br. Lit.: St. Ronan’s Well]
  7. Carstone, Richard driven to gloom by collapse of expectations. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
  8. cave of Trophonius oracle so awe-inspiring, consulters never smiled again. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1103]
  9. Eeyore amusingly gloomy, morose donkey. [Children’s Lit.: Winnie-the-Pooh]
  10. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard meditative poem of a melancholy mood. [Br. Lit.: Harvey, 266]
  11. Ellis Island immigration center where many families were separated; “isle of tears.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 193]
  12. Gummidge, Mrs. “lone lorn creetur” with melancholy disposition. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  13. Hamlet black mood dominates his consciousness. [Brit. Lit.: Shakespeare Hamlet]
  14. hare flesh brings melancholy to those who eat it. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 125]
  15. Il Penseroso poem celebrating the pleasures of melancholy and solitude. [Br. Lit.: Milton Il Penseroso in Magill IV, 577]
  16. Jaques “can suck melancholy out of a song.” [Br. Lit.: As You Like It]
  17. Mock Turtle forever weeping and bemoaning his fate. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
  18. Mudville no joy here when Casey struck out. [Am. Sports Lit.: “Casey at the Bat” in Turlin, 642]
  19. Orpheus composed, sang many melancholic songs in memory of deceased Eurydice. [Gk. Myth.: Orpheus and Eurydice, Magill I, 700–701]
  20. Roquentin, Antoine discomfited by his existence’s purposelessness, solitarily despairs. [Fr. Lit.: Nausea]
  21. Sad Sack hapless and helpless soldier; resigned to his fate. [Comics: Horn, 595–596]
  22. Valley of the Shadow of Death life’s gloominess. [O.T.: Psalms 23:4]
  23. Wednesday’s child full of woe. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
  24. yew tree symbolizes grief. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]