The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay
The Wonderful “One-Hoss Shay” is a poem by Holmes Wendell Oliver. It is often described as a satire related to Calvinism’s breakdown in America. Precisely, the poem focuses on “one-horse chaise” designed logically by a deacon (YouTube). Moreover, the vehicle was constructed to have an endlessly lifetime but it suddenly disintegrated after 100 years since it was launched. The poet attempts to use the vehicle as a satirical message on the downfall of Calvinism.