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


  1. Alasnam’s mirror indicates to Alasnam a girl’s virtue. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Prince Zeyn Alasnam”]
  2. Alice’s looking-glass Alice passes through this into dreamland. [Br. Lit.: Through the Looking-Glass]
  3. Cambuscan’s mirror warns of impending adversity; indicates another’s love. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “The Squire’s Tale”]
  4. Lao’s mirror reflects the looker’s mind and thoughts. [Br. Lit.: Citizen of the World]
  5. Merlin’s magic mirror allows king to see whatever concerns him. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  6. Mirror, mirror magically tells arrogant queen who is the most beautiful of all. [Ger. Fairy Tale: “Snow White” in Grimm, 184]
  7. Perseus’s shield he uses it as a mirror so that he will not have to look directly at Medusa. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 214]
  8. Prester John’s mirror allows him to see happenings throughout his dominions. [Medieval Legend: Brewer Handbook, 710]
  9. Reynard’s wonderful mirror imaginary mirror; reflects doings a mile away. [Medieval Lit.: Reynard the Fox]
  10. Vulcan’s mirror showed past, present, and future to viewer. [Br. Lit.: Orchestra, Brewer Handbook, 710]