Jonathan Edwards God Rhetorical Analysis

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Jonathan Edwards uses several types of writing skills to persuade his audience of God’s intentions. His use of figurative language, analogies, imagery, and repetition all emphasize Edwards’s views. He uses fear, anger, and apathy to appeal to the audience in attempt to warn his audience of God’s intentions.
Jonathan Edwards uses fear in this sermon to terrorize his audience into thinking of God as someone to be feared, not someone to be loved. Throughout the sermon, Edwards uses figurative language along with imagery to frighten the audience. He does this by comparing God to a pack of “greedy hungry lions that see their prey” using imagery in this simile to portray Him as a hunter, hunting for the sinners in our world (Edwards, 1741, pg. 211).

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