Bell Work: [Musical Free Write]
Review tone/mood in writing (diction). Tone=implied attitude; Mood=dominant emotion.
- One more time we are strangers. But this time with memories.
- Remember Me As A Time Of Day. So when that time comes around you will think of me. And where ever I am, at that same exact moment, I will think of you.
(both prompts are from YouTube user quotes on the “video” of the song)
Song: Remember Me as a Time of Day by Explosions in the Sky
- Bell work and share (10 minutes)
- Finish in small groups (all work) questions #4-8 (p. 97) on your own paper.
- The World’s Easiest Pop Quiz If You’ve Been Paying Any Attention
- Notes on Jonathan Edwards
- The Puritan Plain Style—Characterized by short words, direct statements, and references to ordinary, everyday objects. Puritans believed that poetry should serve God by clearly expressing only useful or religious ideas. Poetry appealing to the senses was viewed as dangerous!
- Apostrophe—a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses a person who is dead or not physically present, a personified object or non-human thing, or an abstract quality or idea.
- Paraphrasing—restating in your own words
From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
- Jonathan Edwards gave sermons filled with “fire and brimstone”—a phrase symbolizing the torments of hell
- His name alone caused 18th century Puritans to shake in their shoes
- He also believed in science and reason and saw in the physical world the proof of God’s presence and will.
- Precocious—academically inclined, and learned to speak Latin, Greek, and Hebrew by 12
- Entered Collegiate School of Connecticut (Yale) at 13 and graduated at 17
- The Great Awakening—a religious revival that swept the colonies in the 1730s-1740s.
- Edwards sermons stimulated religious zeal and sparked conversions, often frenzied
- Instituted disciplinary proceedings against members from reading “improper” books
- Denounced by name those he considered sinners
- Had such a strong opinion that he was dismissed as a pastor from the church
- Moved to Stockbridge, MA and preached to Natives.
- Became president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton)
- His sermons, books, and essays appeal to reason and logic, but also are highly emotional. Sinners is the most famous work. It demonstrates his tremendous powers of persuasion and captures the religious fervor of the Great Awakening
Sermon—speech given from a pulpit in a house of worship, conveys to audience the speaker’s message or point of view
Oratory—formal public speaking. The best have these elements:
- Persuasive, inspiring listeners to take action
- Appeals to emotions
- Addresses the needs and concerns of audience
- Includes expressive and rhythmic language
Using context clues—searching the context—surrounding words, phrases, and sentences—for clues to help you understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.