Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language includes: "She is a peacock in everything but beauty." "He becomes an echo of someone else's music." "Time is jealous of you." "like a third-rate wedding cake." Allusions to mythology, religion and literature include: Juliet, Tartuffe, Caliban, Dante, Adonis, Artemis, Athena, Sphinxes, Narcissus, Eve, Roman Catholic, "Lead us not into temptation," "seven deadly sins."