Jonathan Edwards Rhetorical Devices

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In Jonathan Edwards' speech, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," Edwards includes rhetorical devices to make his point. The rhetorical devices that Edwards includes are similes, rhetorical questions and allusions. Edwards presents his speech with rhetorical devices in order to persuade his audience to believe in God and to not commit sins.

First, Jonathan Edwards presents the use of a simile. Specifically, Edwards states, "Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead."(p.4). Here, Edwards compares an individuals wickedness to the weight of lead. In addition, Jonathan Edwards applies this simile in order to emphasize to his audience that when one sins, their weight is being pressed down with pressure towards hell.

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