The Crucible Act II Figurative Language

Simile/Allusion “She raises up her chin like the daughter of a prince.”
Hyperbole/Metaphor “The farm is a continent when you go foot by foot.” (This is also a metaphor.)
Personification “An everlasting funeral marches around your heart.”
Alliteration “What weighty work we do.”
Historical Allusion/Simile “The crowd will part like the sea for Israel.”
Irony John Proctor forgets the commandment, “Thou shall not commit adultery.” and Elizabeth has to remind him.
Simile “I will fall like an ocean on the court!”
Metaphor “Theology is a fortress.”
Metaphor “There is an everlasting funeral marching around your heart”
Metaphor “She is a mouse no more!”
Personification “She frightened all my strength away.”
Metaphor “Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day.”
Simile/Irony “It is hard proof, hard as rock, the judges say.”
Metaphor “On Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!”
Euphemism “She was somewhat mentioned…”
Hyperbole/Metaphor “Oh Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!”
Metaphor “She is the very brick and mortar of the Church!”
Metaphor “Now the girl is Murder! She must be ripped out of the world!” (Also Hyperbole)
Euphemism/Irony “I am eighteen and a woman, however single!”
Metaphor “The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you”
Simile “And like a Christian, I wilted and confessed!”
Personification “…and the town’s gone silly”
Hyperbole “It is winter in here yet.” (Also metaphor)

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