Argumentative Essay On Sinners Vs. Constitution

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Sinners vs. Constitution “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and the Iroquois Constitution are two works of art. The first of the two pieces is a dark and horrifying sermon that is intended to scare the Puritans in to being righteous. The Iroquois Constitution is a document that is full of symbolism. This document signifies the peace of five Indian nations. Repetition, description, tone, and influence are the main characteristics of both works of art. The first figurative language factor is repetition. The piece “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” repeats words such as wicked, danger, and hell. This is an incredible tactic in what the speaker was trying to do, teach people. The more you repeat certain words the more people would think about those specific words. The Iroquois Constitution doesn’t use that much repetition. The main word that is repeated is peace. The main point in the whole constitution is peace among the five main nations. Repetition definitely is more of a focus in the sermon rather than the constitution. Next is the Description. Unlike Repetition both of these pieces have great description. “His pure eyes by your…show more content…
These two pieces of art have almost polar opposite tones. The Tone of the Iroquois Constitution has an official government document kind of tone, talking about being peaceful to each other, and guidelines for the nations to follow in terms of peace. “The Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” has a dark fear inflicting tone to it. The back story of this piece is Jonathon Edwards is preaching to the puritans about fearing God, and the consequences that come from not living religiously. The tone of both of these pieces is quite impressive. The scare factor from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is achieved to perfection, it was almost scary to read I can’t imagine listening to a Preacher scream that at a congregation of people. The governmental dryness to most constitutions has been spiced up with
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