Burning Of Our House Jonathan Andtreet Analysis

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Puritans were really religious in all of their literature. Almost everything they wrote could be wound back to God and his plan to the populace. This is shown greatly by Anne Bradstreet in her poem, “Burning of our house”, and Jonathan Edwards sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God”. Bradstreet was a poem writer, short sweet bits of text that played images through your head of dancing words flowing through a story. Edwards was a preacher, his sermons were long swathes of speech that still played images through your mind, but these images were hard-cut images hammered into your spine with large words of God’s will and what he could and would do with you. Both writers however wrote about God and his importance to everyday life, but each…show more content…
Bradstreet friendly, beautiful, pictures with the rhyming stanzas she uses throughout all her poems. Edward’s however uses rough, long, words with not much rhyming that paints wicked, vivid, pictures about God in all of his sermons. In the poem, “Burning of our house”, Bradstreet uses elegant rhymes like this, “And when I could no longer look. I blest his name that gave and took,” (Line 13) all of her stanzas rhyme and flow off of the tongue while painting warm pictures of God’s embrace. Contrast to that is where Edwards and his sermon, “Sinners in the hands of a Burning God”, stand with their own writing style. Edwards doesn’t elegantly flow his words together with rhymes, but instead gives his view on God with harsh, lengthy, words that depict images of death and malevolency. Here he writes, “It is everlasting wrath. It would be dreadful to suffer this fierceness and wrath of Almighty God one moment; but you must suffer it to all eternity,” (Line 75) he describes what God’s true power and nature by describing the feelings of what can and will happen, he uses harsh words like, “Wrath,” and, “Fierceness,” to try and burrow the thought that no matter what you do, it will never be enough for God

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