Upon The Burning Of Our House Metaphors

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What is a Puritan? A Puritan is a member of the English Protestant in the late sixteenth and seventeenth century who believes they must live by the Scriptures to abide by God. Anne Bradstreet a Puritan writer of To My Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House addresses her thoughts and feelings in her writings about God and his actions. Another author Jonathan Edwards who wrote the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God justifies God’s punishment on those who sin. Bradstreet and Edwards view on God and his actions contradict each other however they express their beliefs in related forms. Bradstreet believes in a forgiving God who is loving and has a plan for all, as for Edwards who believes that God is merciless and punishes those who sin and cherish those who accept God. In Upon the Burning of Our House, Bradstreet expresses her love and acceptance as said “It was His own, it was not mine” (line 17) and “My…show more content…
Bradstreet uses metaphors in Upon the Burning of Our House like “Framed by that mighty architect” (line 44) to explain her perception of God. Additionally Edwards uses metaphors in his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God like ““The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow of your heart, and strains the bow” (page 126) clarifying how God can unleash his power. Edwards also uses biblical allusions in his sermon like “who knows the power of God’s anger” to provide persuasion to his audience. Bradstreet has a very prominent biblical allusion in her poem Upon the Burning of Our House “ and when I could no longer look, I blest His name that give and took”. Still Edwards and Bradstreet use metaphors and allusion they use them in distinct ways when writing. Hence both authors use figurative language including metaphors and allusion to create emotion and vivid imagery in their
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