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Writers are characterized by three factors These factors are style tone and purpose William Byrd and William Bradford were two colonial writers however they took completely opposite approaches toward writing During these times journals diaries and sermons made up the literature Byrd and Bradford were no exceptions with their works of A History of the Dividing Line and Of Plymouth Plantation respectively Whether it was the difference in writing styles the different purposes for writing the stories or simply each writers tone their techniques were far from similar to one another One difference between Bradford and Byrd was their writing styles Bradford used the plain style to record and to describe his account of the New World Plain style writing is the form of writing used by the Puritans This writing style tended to stay away from figures of speech and tried to keep it plain simple and right to the point A great example is when the settlers first arrived and Bradford noted that the people had now no friends to welcome them nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies no houses or much less towns to repair to to seek for succor 31 This statement explained how difficult it was to arrive to such a barren land even after all the hardships assail Bradford did an excellent job in his writings to give the real and accurate accounts of what happened On the other hand Byrd wrote his perception of the New World in sharp contrast to the writing style of Bradford Byrd used forms of ridicule to record his account of what took place in the new colonies A classic example of this technique was when Byrd called the sudden immigration of people to the New World a modish frenzy 50 This statement shows that Byrd thought it to be just a modern fad to start a life in the New World Byrd wrote using his own perception of colonial
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