Rhetorical Devices In Sinners

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In the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards, there is a usage of rhetorical devices including imagery, alliteration, and personification to create an impacting scene for the audience to obey and follow the path of Christ. He engages with his audience through rhetorical devices and lists consequences of being doomed to hell. In the sermon, Edwards applies an imagery into his speech. For example, he claims that "Their case is past all hope, thay are crying in extreme misery and perfect despair..." The evidence composes an auditory imagery consisting of cries filled with misery and despair. Edwards believes that by setting a preview beforehand of what the consequences are, he can convince his audience. Usually no
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