Anne Bradstreet's The Burning Of Our House

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The Colonial Period was from 1492 to 1763. During this time many new writing styles and opinions were established by various different writers. Anne Bradstreet, a female poet known as the first Colonial settler and the first woman in England to publish a book of poems. One of her famous poems, “ The Burning of Our House”, refers back to religion and her belief in God/Him many times. The last line of the poem, “ My hope and treasure lies above”, influences the theme to be, spiritual possessions are more important than material possessions. She helped others to believe in God, and that influenced different people to incorporate their religion into their own writing. Abigail Adams wrote a letter to John Adams, hoping to make him understand
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