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Grendel's mother and allusion

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Which of the following lines is an allusion?

A

"Her onslaught was less
only by as much as an amazon warrior's
strength is less than an armed man's..." (1282-1284).

B

"And one paid dearly for his night's ease" (1251).

C

"Broken and bowed,
outcast from all sweetness, the enemy of mankind
made for his death-den" (1274-1276).

D

"There, inside the hall,
Danes lay asleep, earls who would soon endure
a great reversal" (1279-1281).

E

When the "gleaming blade slathered in blood,
razes the sturdy boar-ridge off a helmet" (1286-1287).