Anne Bradstreet Analysis

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Anne Bradstreet: The main themes of Bradstreet’s poems seems to be surrounded around sickness and death, humility, feminism, nature, matrimonial love, and motherhood. For example, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” is a poem that shows her uncontrollable love for her husband. A line that shows this is, “My love is such that rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense” (Anne Bradstreet 120). Another poem “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August,1665, Being a Year and a Half Old” is surrounded around death. I think that Anne Bradstreet’s poems does reflect her background as a Puritan and how her life wasn’t easy. In her poem “Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” tells us about when her house burns down and she cries out to God to not leave her helpless and vulnerable. Then she realizes that her possessions that now lay in complete dust where not actually hers they were Gods. She becomes content about everything knowing that one day she will live in her permanent house built by the “mighty Architect” (Anne Bradstreet 123). I believe she wrote this to show how this event put her back on the path of God. And I think her intended audience for her poems are for people to understand that we all go through…show more content…
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