My Allusions Project

Kayla Bazzle, 4th period, May 18th

Indian Head

Meaning- Indian heads are the one cent coin that was created before the Lincoln penny.

Sentence- "Indian heads," he said. "Nineteen-six and Scout, one of ' em's nineteen-hundred. These are real old." (Page 46)

Reason- The allusion shows how when Scout and Jem go on their porch, and open the box to find things and the two coins that Scout described as polished and shinny.

Effect- This allusion shows the reader how old these pennies are and how they were used before the Lincoln penny even was created.

Shotgun hall

Meaning- A hallway that leads directly from the front door to the back door.

Sentence- " The cabin's plank walls were supplemented with sheets of corrugated iron, its roof shingled with tin cans hammered flat, so only its general shape suggested its general design: square, with four tiny rooms opening onto a shotgun hall, the cabin rested uneasily upon for irregular lumps of limestone." (page 227)

Reason- This allusion is used because you can imagine what the cabin looks like and how long this hallway is. You can also imagine the four rooms on the side of it.

Effect- The effect this has on the reader is that they can imagine how wealthy the people are who own this cabin. They can also imagine how wide the hallway is because its a small cabin.


1) "Allusions." Allusions. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2016.

2) "Indian Head Penny - Indian Head Cents -1859-1909 Indian Pennies for Sale." Indian Head Penny - Indian Head Cents -1859-1909 Indian Pennies for Sale. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2016.