Analyzing Arthur Miller's Play "The Crucible" In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, John and Elizabeth Proctor are introduced as a young, married couple whose relationship had a tense undercurrent. Their actions and reactions towards one another prove that they are at odds with each other. John and Elizabeth seem to be trying to smooth out the bumps in their relationship, but for the most part they only succeed in driving themselves further apart. Now at a time when communication is crucial,...
"Even things that are cast in stone, can be one day undone; that things may fall and crumble there; forgotten one by one. It has been said time after time for as long as most anyone can recall, a small saying that says nothing is cast in stone. This poem is just another example that unlike something cast in stone, nature will always conquer over all despite the way that mankind may think. The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley tells readers the same thing in the poem 'Ozymandias' through both...
Emily Dickinson’s Comparative Writings In the poems "It sifts from leaden sieves" and "T was warm at first like us," Emily Dickinson uses several language devices to help guide us in our perception of what she is writing. Metaphors and similes are used to compare like objects. The technique of personification is used to personify the meaning of the poems. Finally, metonymy is used to compare significant details of experiences to represent the whole. The first similarity between the...
"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell Critical Analysis Andrew Marvell is famous for his poem, “To His Coy Mistress”. Marvell is viewed by many as being a chauvinist. This is a typical carpe diem poem where the writer encourages his love to seize the day. He is basically trying to coerce his love into physical intimacy. In modern times, Marvell seems like a chauvinistic jerk, particularly in his selfish nature. However, I agree with a lot of what he stands for in the poem...
Themes from John Proctor's "The Crucible" Houghton Mifflin’s Collegiate Dictionary defines a crucible as a sever test. When Author Miller wrote The Crucible, he inflicted many of his characters with harsh crucibles. John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Martha Corey all went through crucible s in their lives and throughout the play. John Proctor endured one of the most difficult crucibles of all the characters. When his wife was arrested he was faced with the harsh test. If Proctor...
Unique Personalities in Poetry “Stout as a horse, affectionate, haughty, electrical, I and this mystery here we stand.” This small quote is the most personally descriptive and unique in the free verse poem Song of Myself. It described every human aspect of our human lives and personalities. The stanza is a perfect representative of my thoughts, my attitude, and my traits. “Stout as a horse” can mean any number of feelings. To me, it represents the strong-souled...
Critical Analysis of the Poem "Snow Pantoum" The poem “Snow Pantoum” by Robert King is a poem filled with sadness and melancholy. Not only does it allude to depression, but also it leads to a specific type of depression called seasonal affective disorder. SAD is a depression that occurs from the changing of the seasons from summer into fall into winter, winter being the depressing season. People with SAD experience the depression from everything being bare and colorless. The...
“I think the tragic feeling is evoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing – his sense of personal dignity…..the underlying struggle is that of the individual attempting to gain his ‘rightful’ position in his society….” This statement, by Arthur Miller, means that when a person is willing to sacrifice his very own life for something or someone else, to protect or shelter one thing, it brings...
Compare and Contrast Wordsworth’s poem ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ with ‘God’s Grandeur’ by Hopkins ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ and ‘God’s Grandeur’ are both traditional poems written in the romantic era which looks upon changes that need to happen and looks away from those to the places which haven’t been affected by the misery of the world. ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ is a typical...
Flowers are perhaps one of the main symbols of happiness in the world. This is because of their bright colours, amazing shapes and often beautiful fragrance. Therefore, they are arguably the most common topic for poetry. Many people will immediately come across flowers when thinking about nature, but little do they think and appreciate the wonder of flowers when walking around everyday. This is because flowers are grown all over this planet and are often thought as being ordinary. However...