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Figurative language of the Crucible

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anthony phillips

on 23 August 2013

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Figurative language of the Crucible

In act II of the Crucible, an example of a hyperbole would be, "Oh Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer." This quote was said by John Proctor.
We think that Arthur Miller used figurative language because it creates imagery in the readers mind and it helps you picture the story more visually and makes the reading much more interesting.
In act 2 of the Crucible, an example of a metaphor would be, "this farm is a continent when you go by foot by droppin' seeds in it." this quote was said by Proctor. This also can be expressed as hyperbole.
In the Crucible, John's relationship could be described as a simile. For example, in the book, the soup John tasted was plain so he added salt. The marriage he had with Elizabeth was like the soup "plain". So he had an affair with Abigail to season up his life like he did with the salt.

There are many types of personification in the Crucible. John Proctor says, "I'll tell you what's walking in Salem-vengeance is walking in Salem." Proctor personifies vengeance by making it "walk" giving it human qualities.
Another Example of a metaphor...
In the Crucible, Elizabeth uses a metaphor to explain that Proctor will not forgive himself, he judges himself, and she has forgave him long time ago. She says, "I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you."
Another Example of a simile...

When Abigail says, "I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion wherever I came near!"
Another Example of a hyperbole...
When Mrs.Putnum says, "Abominations are done in the forest
strike out against the Devil
one child left of eight—and now she shrivels!"

Another Example of a Simile...
When John says, "I think we'll see the green fields soon. It's warm as blood beneath the clods.
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