Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Rhetorical Analysis

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The Many Persuasive Way of Jonathan Edwards
During long, tiring speeches, is everyone always focused on the deliverer? Some people stray from the message very early in the presentation, others can hold on longer. There has to be a way to capture everyone’s attention at the same time, to involve every person in the same activity. Some people may have found that technique, in fact, one man had definitely accomplished this task. In the text, “Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards uses many ways to keep his audience attentive; he emphasizes Gods control over everyday life, he includes examples and extraordinary descriptive terms, as well as including the audience in the act being described.
To begin, Jonathan Edwards does a fantastic job at explaining how God has control over all things, to his audience. He captures the attention of the audience by coming right out and informing them that God's hands are on each and every thing. Also, he announced that when there is sin, the Lord isn’t happy, and with
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There most likely were individuals in the audience who may not have been fully educated about what Mr. Edwards was talking about, but the way he added detail certainly helped capture all the reader’s attention. Therefore meaning that the more who understand the concept, the more they are subject to think more about it. This technique is displayed in these few sentences, “That world of misery, that lake of burning brimstone, is extended abroad under you. There is the dreadful pit of the glowing flames of the wrath of God; there is Hell’s wide gaping mouth open; and you have nothing to stand upon, nor anything to take hold of; there is nothing between you and Hell, but the air; it is only the power and mere pleasure of God that holds you up.” (Page 87, paragraph 1) This goes to show that using some imagery can help capture your readers or
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