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Castillo 1 Natalie Castillo English- green Mrs. Manuel 25 October 2018 Literary Devices in Sinner in the Hand of an Angry God In Johnathan Edward’s “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God”, Edward uses similes, metaphors ,imagery, allusion and repetition to convey his opinion about Puritan life and consequences. Edward’s language is one of comparison, so that his works would resonate more with his puritan audience. Edward uses lines such as, “God hold you over a pit of hell, much in the same way as one holds a spider or a loathsome insect, over the fire”. He compares the people to a “spider” or a “loathsome insect” to belittle the puritans as well as show them how low they really are in God’s eye. He also uses imagery to connect with his audience. The Puritans can imagine for themselves how they would carry a spider, sparsely and not very tight. Edward paints a clear picture here using the spider, that the puritans are dirty and must beg for God’s mercy. Edwards then uses a metaphor this time with a serpent instead of a spider. He believes that “you are ten
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