Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language includes "the midnight of his mind," "grinding at the mill of knowledge," and "like a sad sea." Allusions pertain to mythology (Centaur, Cupid, Venus, Furies), religion (Adam, Good Samaritan, serpent in the garden, Judas Iscariot), folklore (fairies, genies, dragon) and literature (Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Robinson Crusoe, "Alas poor Yorick!").