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Hawthorne starts off the piece with beautiful imagery that takes you back to a time of idealism and gaiety He personifies Midsummer Eve as a woman with roses in her lap bringing lush vegetation to Merry Mount He then goes on and describes the seasons as teasing friends enjoying the company of each other This beautiful use of personification sets the mood of the story he weaves this beautiful idealistic fairy-tale environment to show exactly how perfect and gay Merry-Mount is However this can also be a foreshadowing of the tragedy that is to come He uses very colorful language in his description of the may-pole He uses an analogy comparing the colors of the banner to the rainbow Again he personifies the surroundings to underscore the gaiety and happiness of Merry Mount He writes that the garden flowers and blossoms laughed gladly forth amid the verdure However his third paragraph in which he describes the people seems critical He compares the people to Gothic monsters and calls them the Salvage Men It seems that he is criticizing them for the corruption they are entrenching themselves in But when he talks about the Lord and Lady of the May the adjectives he uses are very positive He calls them youthful lightsome jovially This is drastically emphasized when his adjectives suddenly take a critical turn and he says the priest is dressed in a heathen fashion and seemed to be the wildest monster there His most effective line in the whole piece was Should the grisly saints establish their jurisdiction over the gay sinners then would their spirits darken all the clime and make it a land of clouded-visages of hard toil of sermon and psalm forever This one line provides many entities to be inferred Firstly this line expresses his view on the puritans He sees them as people who take the fun out of life the dark clouds of society Secondly this line provides
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