Jonathan Edward's Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

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In sinners in the hands of an angry God Jonathan Edward’s most effectively appeals to the people who have yet to convert to a puritan's by using rhetorical analysis. One of the first metaphors he uses was when he was describing the fire that God holds you over and if provoked (when you sin) he will drop you down to hell. He uses a great analogy when he talks about it because he says”The God that holds you over the pit of hell much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire”, and that is a real interpretation of what we are to God in Edward’s eyes.All these metaphors can also be used as imagery too because the author uses such good words and phrases it good that you can imagine what he is saying. The purpose of the bow is that…show more content…
And then when you have so done, when so many ages have actually been spent by you in this manner, you will know that all is but a point (dot) to what remains. So that your punishment will indeed be infinite.”The way he describes eternity or infinity is a great use of metaphor and imagery. The ethos that Edward uses for the whole story is the position as a preacher to give people a reason to trust his message.The pathos he uses for the whole story is his description of hell and eternal damnation in detail in order to put fear into people so that they get the message and it will stick to them. The logos he uses for the whole story is that he uses bible verses to give evidence for the support of his points. Sinners in the hands of an angry God is basically when Edward’s describes in detail what Hell and eternal suffering was like. He used this strategy to scare the Puritans who encountered his sermon into believing they needed to follow God’s will in order to avoid damnation and live forever in Heaven.And because of that it is filled with a lot of literary devices to create fear in
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