Iroquois Constitution Analysis

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The most prevalent difference between Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and The Iroquois Constitution is simple: The tone. The Constitution was used to preach safety and peace. By using metaphors such as trees, feathers, and eagles, which are symbols of power and tranquility, Dekanawida was able to create a piece of literature that was not necessarily assertive, but strong. Dekanawida sought to write a constitution, which is, according to Blacks Law Dictionary, "a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed." This means that Dekanawida had in mind that he needed to make the people of his tribe WANT to follow his word. Dekanawida's use of metaphor

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