Irony In Anne Bradstreet's Writings

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Anne Bradstreet, a particularly skilled writer in a time where woman writers were practically unheard of, stands out for both maintaining her livelihood whilst writing poems injected with deceptive irony, and having the woman in her poems act educated instead of not. She wrote in ways which acknowledged the power men had, but also wrote of how woman can do their own will as well. The Prologue can be seen as this, beginning with Bradstreet saying her words do not harm those before her, going on to point out ways in which men have the advantage over woman, but ending it skillfully, basically pointing out how woman, while dull, still make men seem brighter in comparison. This may seem like a praise for men alone, but by pointing out the worth
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