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Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

Author Info
Other Works and Time Period
Interview and Survey
Vocab & Quotes
Related Topics and Other Sites
Literary Devices
Scene Summaries
Theme and Character Analysis
Personal Impressions
Discussion Results

Literary Devices

On this page I'll write reviews of the movies I see and books I read. I might use a format similar to this for my reviews.

Movie Reviews

American Pie

Lit Devices


  1. Allusion: an indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place, or artistic work, the nature and relevance of which is not explained the writer.

Page: 15 Ann- “The psalm!  The psalm! –She cannot bear to hear the Lord’s name!”


2.In medias res:  the Latin phrase meaning into the middle of things, applied to the common technique of story telling by which the beginning the story at some exciting point in the middle of the action.


Page: 6 Tituba: “My Betty be hearty soon?”

            Paris:  “Out of here!”

Book Reviews

Life Belts, by Jane Hosie-Bounar

This is an excellent book about the friendship of two teenage girls. It felt really true-to-life and has a very moving ending.
-Posted 1/15/01

-Arthur Miller