Being in love is like an ocean; the further out one goes the deeper it becomes. In the poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” we get a sense of how deep and real her love is for her husband. Bradstreet gives us an insight to her and her husband’s relationship and how deep and strong their love has become. She uses hyperbole and biblical allusions to convey how great their love is. First, Bradstreet expresses that her husband’s love is worth more than the most expensive materials through the use of a hyperbole. On line five she states that she “Prize[s] thy love more than whole mines of gold.” By making “mines” plural and adding the word “whole” she creates a different type of effect. When she says “whole mines” she expresses the amount and worth of her husband’s love. In the 1600’s gold was sold for over one-thousand dollars; Bradstreet prices her husband’s love more than that amount. …show more content…
In line one she says “if ever two were one, then surely we.” The amount of love they have for each other allows this idea that together they are one person rather than two. Bradstreet alludes to the bible which says “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2.24). By comparing the two quotes we realize that Bradstreet gets a sense of completion with her husband, which makes her feel like they are one person. When she tells about their love she says that “[Her] love is such that river cannot quench.” This alludes to a scripture in the bible that reads “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it” (Song of Solomon 8.7). In both quotes the water aspect is made plural to enhance the idea of how strong love is and that there is nothing that can essentially quench the thirst Bradstreet has for her husband’s
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During Bradstreet’s time, society was dominated by men who felt superior to women. Men did not believe that women had any intellectual or spiritual value to add to the society. Anne uses irony by belittling herself and her work, but when the reader digs deeper they learn she is also showing her intelligence and writing ability by alluding to the Greek culture and male “superior” poets. In the opening stanza, Bradstreet states it would be almost laughable for her to even attempt to right of her superiors, which leads the reader to believe this poem is just about Anne being critical of herself. Anne uses this sarcasm and irony technique to state that women deserve the recognition that men receive for the same action in a manner full of
Quickly, the poetry was “snatcht” (line 3) and “exposed to public view” (line 4), embarrassing Bradstreet immensely. Avoiding the break of the decasyllabic pentameter, Bradstreet brilliantly echos the “halting” (line 5) of the press by using a syncope on the word ‘the’, forming a physical representation of Bradstreet’s shock when her work is poorly represented. The use of parentheses, “(all may judge)” (line 6), highlights Bradstreet’s internal bashfulness as the parentheses create an aside to herself. Calling herself “mother” (line 8) and the poetry “brat”, meaning bastard, Bradstreet references back to the creation of her poetry, its birth, suggesting that it is worth less because it lacks a father.
(Bradstreet 43-48) The thinking of Bradstreet was one, can choose be the son of "old Adam" who had acquired eternal hate from humanity but instead be the friend of God who gave in big quantities and never expected back but only obedience. The diction Bradstreet used in this poem gave excitement to the people in that time period because there was nothing better than reading the word of wisdom that Bradstreet used when she said for everyone "The City where I hope to dwell, There's none on Earth can parallel." (Bradstreet
The concept of love is most accurately presented by the relationship of the main character, Montag, and his wife, Mildred. Throughout the book, Bradbury presents their relationship as extremely empty and completely meaningless, Mildred’s complete self obsession being a major part of their distance. Mildred is completely swallowed up by her parlor walls, living with Montag more as a roommate than a partner, avoiding conversation and any possible connection. Montag in fact, starts questioning his happiness with Mildred once a “black cobra slid down a well looking for the old water and time gathered there” (12), referring to Mildred’s overdose. The words “old water and time” refer to problems within their relationship that have been existent for a long period and that neither of them, no matter how supposedly happy they think they are, are deeply miserable.
My hope and treasure lies above” (49) in Upon the Burning of our House. This means that even though that her earthly possessions are destroyed she knows that Heaven and God are waiting for her and will provide all she needs. In Bradstreet's life, God is first, God leads her salvation, and she was temperate in all actions and descriptions.
In many poems, Bradstreet references God as if he is next to her and listening. Her poems about her children and death, whether it is hers or her family members’, prompt her to pray to God for assistance and talk to him for comfort. She believes God is always there to listen, and she trusts God’s advice and choices. In “Upon a Fit of Sickness,” Bradstreet ponders over her death and comes to the conclusion that “then death’s arrest I shall count best, because it’s Thy decree.” She realizes death is inevitable and what God wants, so she acknowledges that fact by beginning to speak about God as if he is there.
This poem shows the harsh condition of a child dying at a very young age, while still exalting God for his decision. The reader is quickly confronted with the death of Anne Bradstreet’s grandchild when she states, “No sooner came, but gone” (93). Bradstreet lets the reader know that her grandchild did not get to live a lot, but even through her pain she gives reference to God. Bradstreet, as well as other Puritans, knew that everything is in God’s control when she states, “Cropt by th ‘Almighty’s hand, buy why, let’s not dispute” (93). The reader is being shown that Bradstreet knows that it is God that decides who he takes and that they cannot challenge his decision.
they have different style and different audiences. Anne Bradstreet 's style differs from Elizabeth. She uses the rhyming couplets within her poem "To My Dear Loving Husband". Additionally, She compares her love with money. Example, She says that she loves her husband more than a mines of gold.
Bradstreet knows the goodness in God and rather than fearing him she thanks Him or asks for help. While her house was burning she asked God “to strengthen [her] in [her] time of distress”(9) because she knows everything that happens is through the will of God and only He can help her through this difficult situation. Bradstreet sees God as a just one even though he took all of her physical possessions. She takes His justness a step further by saying in lines 18 and 19 that even if He took all of her belongings, it would still be reasonable. Bradstreet also believes in a positive afterlife for herself and most people around her.
Behind a False Security After losing her house to a fire, Anne Bradstreet represented her thoughts and feelings in the form of an iambic poem titled “Verses upon the Burning of our House”. It openly presents an internal conflict that Bradstreet has between her religion and her cherish for material possessions. She is committed to God and to her beliefs, which is utterly exhibit as her first instinct was to pray to God and ask for support and guidance when she feared for her life. Although her sentiment towards God is genuine, this poem displays what I can only describe as a clear camouflage of her real pain and perceptions during that tragic moment in which her house and everything she owned slowly burned down in front of her.
Anne Bradstreet through several of her poems does not show true Puritan beliefs. In “Verses Upon the Burning of our House”, Bradstreet is caught in the internal conflict between her faith and accepting the loss of her earthly possessions. She used personification to state that her heart “cried” to God not to leave her helpless but it delivers the idea that she only prays to him when she is in need (8). All the luxuries that Puritans have are given by God’s grace and belong to him. Anne is a materialistic person because she says, “When by the ruins oft I past, my sorrowing eyes aside did cast, and here and there the places spy, where oft I sate and long did lie” (21), thus she is still sorrowing about losing her things even though she knows
She did not write the poems with illusions and metaphors. Instead, she wrote in the classic Puritan style. When she talks about the fire “consuming my dwelling place,” she literally means that she saw the flames engulfing her home. Clearly, Anne Bradstreet’s poem fit the Puritan poetry characteristic of having no symbolism or metaphors. It was very straight forward.
Another Ndabaga Version ‘Nuko sha uri umugabo’ is a statement used in Rwandan culture to congratulate someone who did something great. The real meaning of the statement is ‘You did it, you’re a man’. Men are considered to be a center of heroism and strength not only in Rwandan culture but also in the world at large. This is proved by the fact that during the era of kingdoms, only men were entrusted to be kings and have other leadership roles. This assumption seems to be quite invalid because there exists living testimonies that contradict it: strong and brave women leaders.
Topic: The complex relations between fathers and children in the poetry of Robert Hayden, Rhina Espillat, and Theodore Roethke Thesis: the historical backgrounds and family settings of Robert Hayden, Rhina Espillat, and Theodore Roethke have contributed to the expression of complex father and children relationships in some of their poems. Williams, Pontheolla T. Robert Hayden: A Critical Analysis of His Poetry. University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Furthermore, by using end rhyme, Bradstreet symbolically shows restraint. In the same way that a poet controls oneself by specifically using end rhyme, the poet is controlling her emotions when dealing with a sad experience and accepts her mortality. Similarly, in “Verses Upon the Burning of our House,” proof of Bradstreet’s faith is indisputable. After being initially distraught at her house burning down and losing all of her belongings, Bradstreet recounts how she reorients herself and blesses “His name that gave and took,