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Parallel Structure in Beginning

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

How does Edwards use parallel structure to create a sense of terror starting with “the devil is waiting for them. . . “ in paragraph one?

A

It puts more responsibility on them for causing this fate.

B

It makes it seem like evil is actively preying on the audience.

C

It reinforces the stereotypes they have heard about hell.

D

It emphasizes how close these people are to hell through repetition.

E

It goes from vague ideas to specific images that are increasingly horrific.