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Repetition in Last Lines

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

How does Edwards use repetition to increase the affective response of his listeners in the last few lines of the passage?

A

By repeating “nothing,” the audience thinks there’s not much to live for.

B

By repeating “you,” the audience feels like everything bad in the world is their fault.

C

By combining “nothing” and negative images, the audience becomes depressed.

D

By combining “you” and negative images, the audience thinks of themselves negatively.

E

By combining “nothing” and “you” often, the words become synonymous in the audience's heads.