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

  1. Amina in her sleep, walks on a dangerous bridge, complaining of her unhappiness. [Ital. Opera: La Sonnambula in Osborne Opera]
  2. Cupid while sleeping, revealed by Psyche’s lamp as her lover. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 822]
  3. Deiphobus while sleeping, he is betrayed by Helen and slain by Menelaus. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid VI]
  4. dormouse snoozes all through the mad tea-party. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
  5. Endymion man kept immortally youthful through eternal sleep. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 91]
  6. Epimenides philosopher nods off for 57 years in cave. [Gk. Legend: LLEI, I: 283]
  7. hypnale asp which kills by inducing sleep. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 174]
  8. Hypnos god of slumber. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 250]
  9. Joe (Fat Boy) “Damn that boy, he’s gone to sleep again.” [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
  10. Lady Macbeth while sleepwalking, discloses her terrible deeds. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Macbeth]
  11. land of Nod mythical land of sleep; humorous reference to biblical land in Genesis. [Am. and Br. Usage; O.T.: Genesis 4:16]
  12. Morpheus Hypno’s son and god of dreams. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 172]
  13. poppy attribute of Hypnos, Greek god of sleep. [Art: Hall, 250]
  14. Sandman induces sleep by sprinkling sand in children’s eyes. [Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 966]
  15. Seven Sleepers youths who fled Decian persecution; slept for more than 200 years. [Christian and Muslim Tradition: Benét, 918]
  16. Sleeping Beauty enchanted heroine awakened from century of slumber by prince’s kiss. [Fairy Tale: Brewer Dictionary, 1011]
  17. Snow White poisoned apple induces her sleep; prince awakens her. [Children’s Lit.: Bettelheim, 213]
  18. Somnus god of sleep; son of Nox. [Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 349]
  19. Van Winkle, Rip slept for 20 years, thereby missing war. [Am. Lit.: “Rip Van Winkle” in Hart, 714]
  20. Winkie, Wee Willie made sure all the children were asleep. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 424]