In Jonathan Edwards", a Puritan preacher, sermons he scares his audience into believing .
in God by using different techniques that evoke fear and visions of hell. Some elements .
that he used was either-or thinking, bandwagon, and emotionally loaded words. Much of .
his sermon was either- or.
The metaphors Edwards used were strong and effective on his audience. "It is true, that .
the judgment against your evil works- There were Biblical allusions, references to .
God and His power.
The imagery portrayed by Edwards was astonishing. They painted such pictures in .
someone's mind, such gory imagery. "That lake of burning brimstone, is extended abroad .
under you. There . wide gaping mouth." His tone was so demanding and angry. The .
similes he used to explain the wrath of God were so informative, so descriptive. "The .
wrath of God is like great waters that are damned for the present ." Edwards used any .
approach necessary to get his point across. He was determined to get everyone to accept .
God and to live by the bible.
His use of similes, his word choice, everything about the sentence structure and how .
Edwards put together his sermons were amazing. The time he took to put together such .
pieces of work, the time he took to explain. It took a lot of time. Edwards was such .
zealot, totally devoted to Puritanism and whatever it took to get people to convert.
As you can see, Edwards did a lot. He used metaphors, simile, emotionally loaded .
words, bandwagon, Biblical allusions, imagery, diction, hyperbole, tone, and many other .
techniques. It is easy to see why people would be so shaken up after sitting in on one of .
Jonathan Edwards" sermons.