Comparing Byrd To Bradford

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Comparing Byrd To Bradford


Comparing Byrd to Bradford



Comparing the Writing Styles of Bradford to Byrd In the Elements of Literature English
book the excerpts from the stories of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford and The
History of the Dividing Line by William Byrd can be compared and contrasted in many ways.
Whether it's the difference in writing styles, the difference purposes for writing the
stories, or simply each writer's tone, this paper will give examples of each comparison or
contrast.


One difference between Bradford and Byrd is their writing styles. In of Plymouth
Plantation, Bradford uses the "Plain Style" to write his account of the New World. "Plain
Style" writing is the form of writing used by thenPuritans. The "Plain Style" of writing
tries to stay away from figures of speech and tried to keep it plain and simple and to the
point. On the other hand Byrd is in "sharp contrast", in The History of the Dividing Line,
to the writing style of Bradford. Byrd used forms of ridicule to write his account of what
happened. One example of this is Byrd's calling the sudden flock of people to the New
World a "modish frenzy"; by this he means it was just a fad of the times. One contrast in
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