Compare And Contrast William Bradfords And Of Plymouth Plantation

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In John Smith’s, “Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles,” and William Bradford’s, “Of Plymouth Plantation,” they discuss their lifestyle and adventure in the colonies. They also use specific literary styles and techniques to describe to the reader of their unbelievable experiences. In addition, both passages have many similarities and differences amongst each other involving their writing. They are similar because they both tell a story, have a narrative style, use imagery and repetition, and discuss religion. On the other hand, they are not alike because they have different styles, tones, and purposes.
The literary styles and techniques of John Smith’s, “Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles,” and William Bradford’s, “Of Plymouth Plantation,” are similar in many ways. Both passages tell a story and have a narrative style. They both use imagery and repetition to describe their experiences. Lastly, they both discuss religion in their writing. John Smith talks about how "the tassel was as a coronet of feathers, the skins hanging round about his head, back, and shoulders and in a manner covered his face" (Smith 50). He is using imagery and being very descriptive of what the Indians looked like when they were dancing around their food. He wanted the readers the have a good understanding of the Indians and to picture what the situation was like. William Bradford does this as well. He states, “After some hours’ sailing it began to snow and rain, and about the middle

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