Ch 3: Literary Devices in The Crucible

About This Chapter

The Literary Devices in The Crucible chapter of this Crucible Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the different literary devices used in this play. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with literary devices.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material about literary devices used in The Crucible will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about literary devices in The Crucible. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing different forms of literary devices used in The Crucible
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Literary Devices in The Crucible chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Literary Devices in The Crucible chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literary question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about literary devices in The Crucible for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Figurative language in The Crucible
  • Symbols used in the play
  • Logical fallacies found in the play
  • Allusions and allegory found in the play
  • Different forms of irony used by Miller

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Literary Devices in The Crucible
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Symbols in The Crucible

1. Symbols in The Crucible

Symbols are used in 'The Crucible' to bring meaning to elements of the theme and plot in a non-linguistic way. Let's look at Arthur Miller's use of symbols in this play.

Irony & The Crucible: Dramatic, Verbal & Situational

2. Irony & The Crucible: Dramatic, Verbal & Situational

'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller uses situational, dramatic and verbal irony to express absurdity and make a point. In this lesson, we'll define those terms and go over some examples.

Logical Fallacies in The Crucible

3. Logical Fallacies in The Crucible

'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller is a play about group hysteria. It is set during the Salem Witch Trials, but is an allegory for the hysteria that occurred during the Red Scare and McCarthyism. In this lesson, we will look at the logical fallacies that led to panic.

Allusions in The Crucible

4. Allusions in The Crucible

'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller is set in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600s, when lines between church and state had not been clearly defined. This lesson will review some of the Biblical allusions made by the author.

Figurative Language in The Crucible

5. Figurative Language in The Crucible

Figurative language is used throughout literature for various reasons. It's used in Arthur Miller's drama 'The Crucible' to great effect, and, in this lesson, you'll learn why and how.

Allegory in The Crucible

6. Allegory in The Crucible

In the early 1950s, the Red Scare prompted Arthur Miller to write an allegory about his victimization from McCarthyism. Let's find out more about how fear led to rights violations in America.

The Crucible Vocabulary Words & Flashcards

The Crucible Vocabulary Words & Flashcards

Are you currently reading Arthur Miller's famous play, 'The Crucible'? Review this set of flashcards to study vocabulary that is necessary to know in order to understand the themes and message of this classic text.

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