Upon The Burning Of Our House Anne Bradstreet Analysis

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Both Bradstreet and Edwards are puritan writers, they are both believe in a higher more powerful God. In their writings “Upon the Burning of Our House”, by Anne Bradstreet and “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, by Jonathan Edwards they both talk about the higher being of God. They both are powerful writers and have a way of getting their points across, but they do it differently. They are both great writers and even though they have different religious views and different writing styles both of their poems, “Upon the Burning of Our House” by Anne Bradstreet and “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, have the same goal of converting people.
Both Edwards and Bradstreet portray God as more powerful being, but while Edwards portrays him as and angry and revenge seeking, Bradstreet describes him differently as being loving and giving. Bradstreet is more gentle in …show more content…

In her poem she says “ The world no longer let me love, my hope and treasure lies above” (lines 53-54 Bradstreet). In this stanza of the poem Bradstreet talks about how she no longer has any part of God on earth so now she hopes to die and go to heaven so she can be with her God. You can tell by reading it that she’s finds her God and heaven to be sweet and her “treasure”. While Bradstreet looks forward to the afterlife and spending time with her ever forgiving God in heaven Edwards makes the afterlife sound dark and terrifying for everyone. In his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Edwards says “So that, thus it is that natural men are held in the hand of God over the

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