She does not know I will turn out bad. (28-31) The speaker recalls when her father was having an affair and its effect it had on her mother. Her mother was obviously upset, but the speaker states that time healed her pain. Throughout the poem, the speaker’s mother seems to be upset. The poems tone shifts when the speaker begins to talk about themselves.
The answer to this could be found in “To My Dear and Loving Husband”. In the third and fourth line of the poem, she wrote “If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can.” (Bradstreet 120). By directly addressing women “compare with me, ye women” rather than addressing her husband, Bradstreet had avoided Hutchinson’s footsteps. Hutchinson was banished for directly provided spiritual advices to women. Despite all the years of teaching and advising women, the only written record of Hutchinson’s remains is “Trial and Interrogation of Anne Hutchinson (1637)” (The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America 2010).
Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 and grew up to become a prominent English poet. As she was growing up, the Puritan society expected her to become a good housewife, consequently a caretaker to her children. She wrote primarily for herself, and her children, for she didn’t want the attention from men and their scrutiny. Anne lived in a time where society’s standards of women included lack of skill, only being good housewives, and notably, only pedestrian. “For my mean pen are too superior things … My obscure lines shall not so dim their worth.” (111) Bradstreet articulates that her writing is not good enough for songs of wars, of captains, and of kings.
In the beginning of the story Georgiana is characterized as being a foolish young girl that is extremely weak. She is dependent on other people's judgment and when her husband hates her birthmark that everyone thought made her so beautiful she asks him, “Then why did you take me from my mother's side? You cannot love what shocks you!”(page 1, paragraph 6). She was dependent on her mother to tell her what to do constantly and how she told her she was so beautiful, therefore, when she had a change in scenery it was confusing to her. After being told multiple times a day that he could not stand to look at her she figures out that when she compliments him she receives compliments in return.
Mary Wroth was born into a well know family of writers. Her father being Sir Robert Sidney, her uncle Sir Philip Sidney, and her aunt Mary S. Herbert. Inspired by those around her, Mary Wroth became the first Englishwoman to produce to a full length romantic compositions and to compose sequenced sonnets. Compared to her actual love life, Mary Wroth was unhappily married. She states that she was “unworthily married to a jealous husband (page 101)”.
Is a young girl that battles with the loneliness and shame of being poor. She is also a writer, and that’s the tool she uses to find who she really is. A tool powerful enough to reconcile with her pass, her community and it helps her to persevere when she goes to painful situations like the death of her parents and sexual abuse. In one line of the story Esperanza says: “I make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes. I say, "And so she trudged up the wooden stairs, her sad brown shoes taking her to the house she never liked."
The theme of Emily Dickinson’s “If You Were Coming in the Fall” is, in many ways, relatively straightforward: human beings will give everything to pursue their love. Throughout the poem, Emily Dickinson employs an abundance of figurative language to create an image of a woman desperately waiting for her lover’s return. To better understand the poem, it would behoove one to first understand the author. Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts and had an introverted personality. She rarely left the vicinity of her home and very few people visited her.
She had many of her poems and prose printed at the Warrington Press, alongside the writings of John Howard, Thomas Roscoe, and Dr. Jerriez. Anna developed deep and lifelong friendships with Joseph Priestly, a scientist and religious philosopher, and his wife Mary. Anna Letitia’s mother was a cultivated, strict, neat, and punctual woman with polished manners. She and her daughter never had a congenial relationship, and Anna struggled against the tight rein her puritanical parents imposed. Because she was brought up
The poem, additionally, defining a mother’s perpetual love for her child: “Yet being my own, at length affection would / Thy blemishes amend” (ll. 11-12). This poem, nevertheless, does not play on women’s inferiority as “The Prologue” does, instead, it: “conveys the anxiety of Puritan women who feared (not only an abnormal childbirth, but also) the public castigation of her motivation and influences” (Day-Lindsey, 68). Choosing no culprit to lay blame on for the flaws in her poetry, instead, Day-Lindsey claims “The Author to Her Book”: “is filled with a degree of shame, guilt, and fear of repercussions” (68). There is a real dissimilarity in tone from “The Prologue”, in this instance; Bradstreet does not turn to sarcasm, irony or defiance.
Living Through Letters Emily Dickinson once stated, “Saying nothing… sometimes says the most” (“The Power of No”). Dickinson lived her life by this motto and lived in the shadows with poetry as her only representation of who she was and what she felt. She did not believe in marriage, she lived in isolation, and took feminism to heart. Dickinson was close to her mother and was an asset to her father. She was in love with a man that she tended to write about in her letters and poetry that her sister had found after Dickinson’s death in 1886.