Puritans and their beliefs - Thomas County School District

Puritans and their beliefs - Thomas County School District

Puritanism Puritan Beliefs Humanity damned for all eternity Only certain people (the elect) could be saved

Did not know if they were one of the saved (the elect) or one of the damned (the unregenerate) Bible was the literal word of God Gods grace was obvious by outward behavior

Valued- self-reliance, industriousness, temperance, and simplicity Puritan Writing Diaries, Favored histories, & sermons Plain Style- a way of writing that stresses simplicity and clarity of

expression. Poetry Terms Diction- writers choice of words. Repetition-repeating of a word or phrases to create a specific effect. Rhyme Scheme- pattern of end rhyme in a poem. Example:In silent night when rest I took For sorrow near I did not look I wakened was with thundring noise And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice.

Rhyme Scheme: aabb Rhythm- rise & fall of voice produced by the alternation of stresses and unstressed syllables Assonance- repetition of similar vowel sounds. Example: The tide rises, the tide falls Alliteration-repetition of beginning

consonant sounds Example: Sally sold sandwiches at the sea shore Couplet-Two consecutive rhyming lines of poetry Simile-a figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as: like, as, than, or resembles. Metaphor-a figure of speech, comparison between two unlike things without using specific words like, as, than, and resembles.

Types: Implied metaphor -does not state explicitly- I like to see it lap the Miles Extended Metaphor- a metaphor that is extended or developed throughout a poem, stanza, paragraph, or story. Dead Metaphor- a metaphor that has been used so often that the comparison is no longer vivid- The head of the house Mixed Metaphor- a metaphor that has gotten out of control and mixes its terms so that the images are incompatible. The president is a lame duck who is running out of gas.

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