Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God – Johnathan Edwards

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As we move into ‘The Great Awakening’ in our study of American Literature, we will be analyzing the rhetorical power of Edward’s famous sermon, “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”. Edward’s use of startling imagery and terrifying depictions of the wrath of God are shocking even for today’s modern audience, but would have been absolutely terrifying to the members of his congregation during his own time period.

Below you will find a brief video with background information on Edwards that YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH FIRST, follow by a PDF of the Sermon and the audio to the sermon. Download the PDF and follow along as you listen to the Youtube video of the sermon… make notes of the rhetoric Edward’s uses. You can use the SOAPSTone Plus method we learned in class for this:

As we begin to examine an author’s use of rhetoric to achieve a specific purpose remember that this will be a huge part of AP Language next semester! That means you need to practice the method of SOAPSTone Plus. Begin practicing the SOAPSTone Plus analysis method – you will use it from now on!

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After you have become comfortable with just finding the use of these rhetorical devices, you can begin analyzing texts in the Arch Method. This will streamline you note taking over your analysis, and can be a life saver during the timed Rhetorical Analysis essay on the AP Language and Composition Exam. Below you can find a sample of the Arch Method process, as well as an example of how to conduct the Arch Method Analysis with Mary Rowlandson’s “A Narrative of the Captivity”.

 Arch Method Arch Method Rowlandson

*Click on the images for an enlarged view

Click here for “Sinners In the Hands of An Angry God.”

And finally, click here for the full audio of his sermon. 

 

Can’t wait to discuss this with you tomorrow! 🙂

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11th Grade American Literature Fall 2019

Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God – Johnathan Edwards

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As we move into ‘The Great Awakening’ in our study of American Literature, we will be analyzing the rhetorical power of Edward’s famous sermon, “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”. Edward’s use of startling imagery and terrifying depictions of the wrath of God are shocking even for today’s modern audience, but would have been absolutely terrifying to the members of his congregation during his own time period.

Below you will find a brief video with background information on Edwards that YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH FIRST, follow by a PDF of the Sermon and the audio to the sermon. Download the PDF and follow along as you listen to the Youtube video of the sermon… make notes of the rhetoric Edward’s uses. This homework should take roughly an hour tonight, but all you have to do is listen and make light annotations!  (I would suggest looking back at the Mary Rowlandson post if you don’t remember what all you should be looking for when you conduct a rhetorical analysis!)

Click here for “Sinners In the Hands of An Angry God.”

For my exchange students and ELL learners, click here for the summary of the final paragraphs of the sermon.

And finally, click here for the full audio of his sermon. 

 

Can’t wait to discuss this with you tomorrow! 🙂

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11th Grade American Literature Spring 2018

Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God – Johnathan Edwards

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As we move into ‘The Great Awakening’ in our study of American Literature, we will be analyzing the rhetorical power of Edward’s famous sermon, “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”. Edward’s use of startling imagery and terrifying depictions of the wrath of God are shocking even for today’s modern audience, but would have been absolutely terrifying to the members of his congregation during his own time period.

Below you will find a brief video with background information on Edwards that YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH FIRST, follow by a PDF of the Sermon and the audio to the sermon. Download the PDF and follow along as you listen to the Youtube video of the sermon… make notes of the rhetoric Edward’s uses. This homework should take roughly an hour tonight, but all you have to do is listen and make light annotations!  (I would suggest looking back at the Mary Rowlandson post if you don’t remember what all you should be looking for when you conduct a rhetorical analysis!)

Click here for the PDF of his full sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God”.

Click here for the shortened version of “Sinners In the Hands of An Angry God.”

And finally, click here for the full audio of his sermon. 

 

 

Can’t wait to discuss this with you tomorrow! 🙂

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11th Grade American Literature Spring 2017

“Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God” Project

Now that you’ve analyzed Edwards’ sermon, its time to find a way to demonstrate your knowledge. Below you will find the assignment sheet and rubrics for your “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God” project.

Click here for the “Sinners…” Project and Rubric

*Please note that I have updated the rubric from class to reflect the fact that many of you wanted to create a 3D model and film it – therefore, the requirements for your video clip have been added to the assignment.

Click here for the “Sinners…” Project Essay Option

Also, some of you asked for a fourth alternative of writing an essay about Edwards’ sermon, as you wished to practice your writing skills more. Below you will find the requirements for the essay option, should you decided that you would like to choose it instead. Note it will be graded with the 7 Point rubric for Extended Responses.3179036200_7f647c0dd2

Remember, this will be a project grade, so work hard and make it count!

11th Grade American Literature Fall 2016

Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God – Johnathan Edwards

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As we move into ‘The Great Awakening’ in our study of American Literature, we will be analyzing the rhetorical power of Edward’s famous sermon, “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”. Edward’s use of startling imagery and terrifying depictions of the wrath of God are shocking even for today’s modern audience, but would have been absolutely terrifying to the members of his congregation during his own time period.

Below you will find a brief video with background information on Edwards that YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH FIRST, follow by a PDF of the Sermon and the audio to the sermon. Download the PDF and follow along as you listen to the Youtube video of the sermon… make notes of the rhetoric Edward’s uses. This homework should take roughly an hour tonight, but all you have to do is listen and make light annotations!  (I would suggest looking back at the Mary Rowlandson post if you don’t remember what all you should be looking for when you conduct a rhetorical analysis!)

Click here for the PDF of his full sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God”.

Click here for the shortened version of “Sinners In the Hands of An Angry God.”

And finally, click here for the full audio of his sermon. 

 

 

Can’t wait to discuss this with you tomorrow! 🙂

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11th Grade American Literature Fall 2016