Anne Bradstreet Research Paper

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Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612, to a former soldier of Queen Elizabeth, Thomas Dudley, who managed the affairs of the Earl of Lincoln. Bradstreet was one of the first poets, in Puritan times, to write English verse. Especially being a woman, Anne knew that writing was considered unacceptable, though she still pursued her passion. Normally, her poems consisted of historical interests, and particularly had many sequences of religious poems. Anne was a hardworking woman, and throughout her life of travel and hardships, she still wrote some of the most famous poems ever written.
Anne Dudley married Simon Bradstreet, who was an apprentice of her father, the Puritan Earl of Lincoln. While married, the Bradstreets and Dudleys lived together in a house located in Salem, Massachusetts, while
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Her work shows this and reflects religious and emotional conflicts about her experience of being a woman writer in Puritan times. With her husband, which whom she was deeply in love, they reared eight children between the years of 1633 through 1652. The Bradstreet children were: first born Samuel whose born in 1633, and the other seven, Dorothy, Sarah, Simon, Hannah, Mercy, Dudley, and John were born during the years of 1635 and 1652. Anne still functioned as a hostess and performed other domestic duties, while caring for eight children. The Bradstreets moved very frequently, ending their travels to settle in Andover. During these times, Anne would write her poetry, usually in secret, and over many years her work accumulated. Bradstreet’s brother-in-law secretly stole all of her poems, and unbeknownst to Anne, took her poems to England to have them published. These poems became The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America; this was published, and the first edition was revised as several poems compiled with great variety of Anne’s wit and
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