Jonathan Edwardss Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Module 2 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Worksheet

1. Answer the questions:
What about Edwards diction make this sermon so effective? Give examples where Edwardss choice of words (his diction) helps him persuade his audience.
Find an example of repetition in this sermon. What does he repeat and what is the effect he is trying to create?
What do you consider to be the most striking metaphor in this sermon? What makes it effective?
Exactly where does the tone of this sermon change? Why did Edwards change the tone there?
What was the specific point of this sermon? What exactly was Edwards trying to accomplish?
2. Complete each section of the following chart. Identify the visual imagery that Edwards uses to emphasize his point. Your responses must make clear the specific passages referenced.
Visual Imagery in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Imagery (include quote from sermon)
What emotion does the image appeal to?
What is the symbolic meaning of the image?
What major lessons in the sermon does the image relate to?

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