Sinners in the HAnds of an Angry God

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The passages given from the Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and the opening sentence of the Declaration both include many points such as the tone, diction, and syntax. The points shown throughout each sentence aims for the intent of obtaining the attention of the audience. The way each sentence is arranged with its own syntax can very well appeal to listeners, depending on its structure and imagery. Within the given sentence …

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…must be. Since this sentence is coming from an authoritive figure, (Thomas Jefferson) the people that are listening to this informative speech are more respectful of the speaker, therefor listening to every word he has to say. Unlike Jefferson’s authoritive and well-respected figure, the speaker from the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” had much less authority, as shown through the diction of the entire sentence, once again by the segmented syntax.