If by your art, my dearest father, you have Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them. The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch, But that the sea, mounting to the welkin’s cheek, Dashes the fire out.
– William Shakespeare
The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2. Miranda is a very gentle and compassionate young teenager and on witnessing the shipwreck on the island she appeals to her father Prospero to allay the storm if he is the cause. She is aware of Prospero’s magic powers and knows that he can control nature. She is suspicious that he conjured the storm and wild waters and caused the shipwreck.