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Persuading people doesnt have to mean that it has to be done in one unique way This rhetorical comparison essay between Edwards Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Jeffersons The Declaration of Independence shows two different ways of persuading people through great techniques of English writing The sentence from Edwards sermon and the opening sentence of the Declaration of Independence both include many points such as the tone diction syntax imagery rhetorical structure figurative language The points shown through the opening of Jeffersons Declaration aims through the effects of these points to obtain the attention of the audience However the sentence The floods of Gods vengeance have been withheld but your guilt in the meantime is constantly increasing From the Edwards sermon states reasons through these points to procure his motive to his congregation that has gathered about Both sentences are arranged in such syntax that both very well appeal to the listeners Also both speakers have the same motive to persuade the people they address Edwards purpose was to convert the non-believers of Christ in his congregation by using God as his supportive argument to obtain the audiences attention to go deep into the peoples emotions and fill them fear There is nothing but the mere pleasure of God that holds the waters backEdwards Within this sentence Edwards the speaker captivates his audiences attention through his harsh harmful and threatening tone of voice Jeffersons purpose for the Declaration of Independence was to declare freedom from Britain A decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation Jefferson The opening sentence of the Declaration of Independence has a much different approach to procure the audiences attention then did Edwards Jeffersons tone is much more calm smooth and well expressed then Edwardss aggressive tone The separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and natures God entitle them a decent
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