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

  1. Alger, Horatio (1834–1899) writer of boys’ stories where young men are instantly rewarded for honesty, perseverance, etc. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 19]
  2. Browndock, Miss “made her fortune in no time at all.” [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
  3. McVey, Hugh from poor white to leading manufacturer. [Am. Lit.: Poor White, Magill I, 762–764]
  4. O Pioneers! realistic success story of those who fathered nation. [Am. Lit.: 0 Pioneers!, Magill I, 663–665]
  5. Porter, Sir Joseph became First Lord of the Admiralty by sticking to desk jobs and never going to sea. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan H.M.S. Pinafore]
  6. Ragged Dick hero of Alger’s rags-to-riches epic. [Am. Lit.: Van Doren, 807]
  7. white cloud indicates high achievement. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 350]
  8. wolf symbol of success on coats of arms. [Heraldry: Halberts, 16]