Question: Did the storm described in the first scene suggest the title of the play?
Answer: Yes, undoubtedly. I. As an actual tempest;actual, not in the sense of having really occurred,
but of being conceived and portrayed as a real storm. II. As a metaphorical or allegorical tempest, representing the calamities and disasters of human life.
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Fleming, William H. How to Study Shakespeare. New York: Doubleday and Co., 1898. Shakespeare Online. 10 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/thetempest/questionst/stormtitle.html >.