Anne Bradstreet's The Author To Her Book

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Anne Bradstreet, in her raw and personal poem, “The Author to Her Book” (1650), depict the submissiveness towards men that she and other women writers endured during this time period in order to describe why she was hesitant toward the publishing of her book. She supports this claim by elegantly including a metaphor by comparing her books to motherhood and by personifying her books as children since she treats her poetry anthropomorphically. Bradstreet's purpose is to demonstrate the ambiguous relationship she has with her books and to reveal her growth as an accepting writer who understands her books may not be as perfect as she had hoped for. She establishes a shift in tone, for an audience of aspiring writers, from a feeling of frustration
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