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Jonathan Edwards as a well-known preacher during the Great Awakening expresses a style different than other writers. In one of his sermons titled "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God", he uses a great amount of figurative language. Such as metaphors, imagery, and similes. Edwards also uses repetition and parallelism to get his point across. In this sermon he is trying to persuade the people to have a change of attitude, other known as change of heart and to stop being sinners. The diction of words and the tone of the work also vary.
Edwards's sermon contained a lot of similes, metaphors and imagism. An example of a metaphor would be like "the wrath of God that is expressed in torments of hell." All the metaphors in the sermon are related to the wrath of God is...and then it compared to the water, storms, bow and arrow, and a bottomless pit. All his choice of words are elevated because when he wrote this sermon he was writing to the studious Puritans that understood that kind of language. There are som
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