Profound topics are explained simply, making it an easy read for most. It has a strong emphasis on choosing love over fear with enough justification to make one consider the possibility of change. God speaks of his love for us, of how he created us perfectly, and the value of free will. This may scare some, but others it will empower. Overall, I would recommend this book (as a friend) to someone who might need to do a little soul searching or perhaps one with a crisis of faith.
No two authors are alike, Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards, both Puritan writers, fall true to this as well. Anne Bradstreet wrote Upon the Burning of my House and To my Dear and Loving Husband, her poems are more loving and caring. Jonathan Edwards, a Puritan preacher, wrote the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God his sermon is very dark, scary, and mean. Both Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards have respect for God, but they also have different views of him. The authors both have different writing styles, but use similar literary devices.
In the beginning part of the poem Edwards portrayed God as fearful person. He explained in this part of the sermon how easy it is for God to take his enemies down to hell. Besides both of their views of faith, Bradstreet and Edwards have a strong view on God via tone and figurative language. Bradstreet 's tone in her poem “The Burning of Our House”, she was angry and upset, then towards the end of the poem her tone was calm and happy while Edwards tone in his sermon was persuasive and fearful. Bradstreet wrote her poem about her house that burnt down, in the beginning of the poem she was angry and sad that her house burnt down, as the poem went on she started thinking about God and how she will spend her time in heaven and she cheered up.
When comparing the two authors, Bradstreet and Edwards, one must look at some of their most common works. To be more specific in this essay we look to “Upon the Burning of Our House” by Anne Bradstreet and “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards. We also analyze their style, personality, and literary devices to discover the reasoning behind their works. The styles between Anne
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