Agatha Christie's Use of Literary Allusions
There She Weaves by Night and Day a Magic Web With Colours Gay
Classic nursery rhymes, great poetry, Shakespearean plays, and modern drama all contribute to the intricate web of mystery that Agatha Christie wove in her many works. The meshing of literary allusions and several interwoven plots actively involve the reader and maintain the book’s suspenseful atmosphere. Famous for her misdirection of readers through foreshadowing, dialogue, and
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