Analysis Of Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House By Anne Bradstreet

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Behind a False Security
After losing her house to a fire, Anne Bradstreet represented her thoughts and feelings in the form of an iambic poem titled “Verses upon the Burning of our House”. It openly presents an internal conflict that Bradstreet has between her religion and her cherish for material possessions. She is committed to God and to her beliefs, which is utterly exhibit as her first instinct was to pray to God and ask for support and guidance when she feared for her life. Although her sentiment towards God is genuine, this poem displays what I can only describe as a clear camouflage of her real pain and perceptions during that tragic moment in which her house and everything she owned slowly burned down in front of her.
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