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


  1. Douglas, Widow adopted Huck Finn and took care of him. [Am. Lit.: Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn]
  2. Gummidge, Mrs. “a lone lorn creetur,” the Pegotty’s house-keeper. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperfield]
  3. Old Wives’ Tale, The novel of two sisters widowed young, one by death, the other by desertion. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 684]
  4. Wadman, Widow romantic neighbor who unsuccessfully lays siege to Uncle Toby’s affections. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy; Magill I, 1027]
  5. widow of Ephesus weeping over her husband’s corpse, she is cheered by a compassionate sentry and they become ardent lovers in the burial vault. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon]
  6. Wife of Bath, the kept her five successive husbands under her thumb by trickery. [Br. Lit.: Chaucer Canterbury Tales]