Comparing Bradstreet's Poem 'And Edwards' Sermon

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God, Fire, and Hell Bradstreet’s poem and Edwards’ Sermon have lots in common. They talk about obvious things like fire, they both have a meaning of fire, and have some fear put into it. But they also have many differences, for example the way the use the fire in their stories, the mood of their stories, and how they see God. To start off they have a meaning to the fire, but their messages are totally different in the two stories. In Bradstreet’s poem the fire is actually burning her possession and she thinks of it as a good thing. She thinks the burning of her house is to remind her she is getting a new house in heaven and it was God’s in the first place. She says “It was his own, it was not mine.” (Bradstreet) In Edwards’ Sermon he
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