Compare And Contrast Edwards Speech And Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

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Effectiveness is based on how the author or speaker effect the intended audience in a way they will never forget. For instance in Martin Luther King Jr.’s piece “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and Edwards speech “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” it is apparent that both are skilled in using figurative language, but the way they present their methods proves that one if far more superior. Before starting background on the topic may be required. Jonathan Edwards was a very intellectual person growing up. Edwards went to college at the age of 13 which at the time was unheard of. He then went on to graduate from Yale a few years later. As he grew up he was exposed to a very puritanism family and society. Edwards took these beliefs all the way to the grave with him and let everyone know it. He was a very powerful speaker and knew what and how he was going to say everything.(McPherson) He made a speech at one point called “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” that was made during the second Great Awakening to try to once again jump start the puritan views into the youth and the rest of the former puritan community. He ultimately succeeded at the time but it didn’t last for long. Edwards was overall a very successful and effective preacher that knew how to convey his dark and dreary message of god. On the other hand there is Martin Luther King Jr. King grew up in a world where whites and blacks were not equal. He was brought up in a christian household. Himself, his father,

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