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Sinners Upon The Burning Of Our House Analysis

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The Puritans sought to purify the church of England from within. Anne Bradstreet, the author of the poem “Verses Upon the Burning of our House, July 10, 1666,” was a Puritan who was part of the Puritan migration to New England. Jonathan Edwards, the author of the sermon” Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” was a descendant of a Puritan minister. Both of the authors relate their work to Puritanism and have religious themes. Throughout each piece of literature, there are similarities and differences. In Bradstreet’s poem, the tone was very optimistic and uplifting. For example, she says “In silent night when rest I took for sorrow near I did not look.” (Bradstreet 69) Whereas, in Edwards’ sermon, it is very serious and pessimistic. “The devil
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