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Am Lit: Do Now 9/16/14. Think about a time you tried to change someone’s mind. Did you use a gentle approach, scare tactics, or something in between? Have you ever persuaded someone to do something or share your same belief? How did you do it? What was the outcome?. Success Today Means 9/16.

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Am lit do now 9 16 14

Am Lit: Do Now 9/16/14

Think about a time you tried to change someone’s mind. Did you use a gentle approach, scare tactics, or something in between?

Have you ever persuaded someone to do something or share your same belief? How did you do it? What was the outcome?


Success today means 9 16

Success Today Means 9/16

  • Students gain an understanding of the cultural context (the time period) of the sermon and can recall how this author has changed America today.

  • Students will close read passages analyzing the persuasion of Edwards


Sinners in the hands of an angry god by jonathan edwards

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”by Jonathan Edwards


Background information

Background Information

  • Important role in the shaping of The Great Awakening (1730-1755(

  • Grandfather of Aaron Burr

  • Was the fifth of eleven children

  • He entered Yale College in 1716, at just under the age of thirteen.

  • He was a scholar-pastor his rule being thirteen hours of study a day.


The great awakening

The Great Awakening

In 1740 the well-known British evangelist George Whitefield joined with Jonathan Edwards to spark a religious revival that swept New England. The Great Awakeningwas a backlash against what many believed was a church that had grown far too lenient.


Am lit do now 9 16 14

Edwards preached a return to Calvinism which stressed predestination, the belief that only a select few chosen by God would be saved. No individual could earn grace by doing good deeds, so everyone was equally powerless to control their own fate.


Fire and brimstone tradition

“Fire and Brimstone” tradition


Literary elements

Literary Elements

Metaphor – a figure of speech that compares or equates two seemingly unlike things. In contrast to a simile, a metaphor implies the comparison instead of stating it directly; hence there is no use of connectives such as like or as.


Literary elements1

Literary Elements

Imagery – The “word pictures” that writers create to evoke an emotional response.

In creating effective images, writers use sensory details.


Literary elements2

Literary Elements

Repetition – The recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a speech or piece of writing.

Repetition increases the sense of unity in a work and can call attention to particular ideas.


Literary elements3

Literary Elements

Sensory details – Evocative words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses—sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste.


Religion in the colonies

Religion in the Colonies

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luCyqzzV0MU


Analyze the title

Analyze the Title

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God


Analyze the title1

Analyze the Title

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God


Analyze the title2

Analyze the Title

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God


Analyze the title3

Analyze the Title

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God


Cultural note

Cultural Note

As a Calvinist, Jonathan Edwards believed that some people were favored by God and others were not. This belief was interpreted by some to mean that worldly success was a sign of God’s favor. Many believed that one way God rewarded people for their repentance and pious behavior was with earthly goods.

What is wrong with this assumption?


Visualize the story

Visualize the Story

As you read, visualize the faces on the congregation as they listen to the speech.

How might they react?

Could their outward reactions tell how they are reacting inwardly?


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Am Lit DO NOW 9/17

  • Let’s stop and check for understanding:

  • What do you think is the point of Edwards’ sermon? What is he trying to say? Who is he talking to? What does he want people to do? What details/images/ points he made stood out to you?


Am lit success today means

AM Lit Success Today Means

  • Students will continue their close reading textual analysis focusing on Edwards’ PERSUASION techniques.

  • HW: ?s 4-6 & 8 pg 130; “Vocab Practice” 1-10 pg 131


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Am Lit DO NOW 9/18

  • Open textbooks to pg 126. Review the third paragraph on that page:

  • Who specifically does Edwards claim is in danger of falling into the pit of hell?

  • Turn to pg. 129, read lines 88-92, what is the ONLY thing that can save sinners from God’s wrath?


Success today means

Success Today Means

  • Students will self-assess their level of understanding over the sermon and its vocab.

  • Students will analyze and evaluate the persuasion (rhetoric) used by Edwards and its ethics/effectiveness.


Rhetorical analysis

Rhetorical Analysis

  • In order to make a claim about Edwards’ use of Rhetoric, try this sentence frame to get started:

  • “Edwards purpose in writing his sermon is to _______. He does this through the use of ___________ appeals. He uses __(literary device like metaphor, simile, imagery) For example, (textual evidences). I think this is (effective/ineffective; moral/immoral) because ____________”


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Am Lit DO NOW 9/19/14

  • Gather all DONOWs from this week. (Name, period on every page. The words “DO NOW” and the date for every Do Now, staple pages together) and turn in to the US MAIL BOX.

  • Have your vocab homework out (p 131. 1-10)


Success today means1

Success Today Means

  • Students demonstrate their understanding of the sermon by ACING the short quiz today. (Vocab included).

  • Students will then work to perfect their rhetorical analysis paragraphs.

  • Students will work on the extra credit drawing option as well.


Extra credit

Extra Credit

Choose a passage from Edwards’s sermon that contains vivid imagery, such as his comparison of sinners to “the most hateful and venomous serpent.” (this quote is from the full sermon) Sketch the passage.


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