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  • American Poet Anne Bradstreet
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    Anne Bradstreet: American Poet Anne Bradstreet is seen as a true poetic writer for the seventeenth century. She exhibits a strong Puritan voice and is one of the first notable poets to write English verse in the American colonies. Bradstreet's work symbolizes both her Puritan and feminine ideals and appeals to a wide audience of readers. American Puritan culture was basically unstable, with various inchoate formations of social, political, and religious powers competing publicly. Her thoughts ar...
  • Last Stanzas Of The Poem Bradstreet
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    Anne Bradstreet's "Upon The Burning Of Our House, July 10th, 1666" Anne Bradstreet, whom most critics consider America's first "authentic poet", was born and raised as a Puritan. Bradstreet married her husband Simon at the tender age of eighteen. She wrote her poems while rearing eight children and performing other domestic duties. In her poem "Upon The Burning Of Our House, July 10th, 1666", Bradstreet tells of three valuable lessons she learned from the fire that destroyed her home. The first ...
  • Anne Bradstreet
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    The Author to Her Book In The Author to Her Book by Anne Bradstreet, the author connects the strife of raising a child and creating self-satisfying writing. Bradstreet's tone is filled with contempt and criticism towards her offspring. She scorns her writing for its incapability to be faultless. However, Bradstreet still takes pride in her work and desires to mend the faults found within her creation. Bradstreet does not just give up entirely; she tries to solve her problem. Anne Bradstreet is d...
  • Anne Bradstreet The Poem
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    Anne Bradstreet The poem " Upon the Burning Of Our House, July 10th, 1666" by Anne Bradstreet is a poem about her house burning down. I can sympathize with many of her feelings in this poem because I shared many of them when my house was robbed. During the beginning of the poem she talks about her belongings that she lost and the things she would never do again, then towards the end she talks about how the incident brought her closer to God. Anne Bradstreet shows how living through a struggle, s...
  • Edward Taylor In His Poem
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    Nature and Death Literature delivers or expresses ideas according to the social and cultural settings of the particular time of the writers. Even though, it is designed to be in a certain time frame, the concepts overlap each other. The poems "In memory of my dear grandchild" by Anne Bradstreet, "Upon wedlock and death of children" by Edward Taylor though were written in different eras, they have a common concept "death". The writers in their poems describe that death is a natural process and co...
  • Anne Bradstreet And Jonathan Edwards
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    Early American Writers In the literature of early American writers there is one common trait among all the writings: religion. Among Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards all speak of their opinion of religion, god, heaven, and material things. Anne Bradstreet was a puritan wife, originally from England but then moved to America. Upon moving and settling into her home, her poems became full of emotion and spoke about concerns from her heart. She was religious and believed that men had superiority...
  • Bradstreet's Poems
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    Anne Bradstreet: The Heretical Poet Greg Saxon The purpose of this research is to discuss heretical elements in the poetry of Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672). This is not to imply that Bradstreet was heretic in the sense that American religious reformer Anne Hutchinson was. Hutchinson (1591-1643) emigrated to Boston in 1634 and preached a doctrine of salvation through intuitive apprehension of grace rather than by works, and attacked the rigid moral and legal codes of New England Puritanism. Anne Br...
  • Poem Anne Bradstreet
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    Oh God Help Me The poem For Deliverance from a Fever is a beautiful poem by Anne Bradstreet. The use of rhyme and rhythm throughout this poem depicts to me that Anne had an exceptional understanding of poetry and how to write poetry. Anne uses a great array of words to make the poem more appealing to not only the reader but also herself. This finely written poem portrays to me that Anne was a very spiritual women but maybe had doubts about everything going on around her. The course of this paper...
  • Puritan Woman Anne's Largest Purpose In Writing
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    ... Anne Bradstreet was not only the first English-speaking, North American poet, but she was also the first American, woman poet to have her works published. In 1650, without her knowledge, Bradstreet's brother-in-law had many of her poems published in a collection called The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America. Although these poems did not reflect what would be her best work, they did emulate what would be the greatest influence on all of her writing. Anne Bradstreet's Puritan life was the ...
  • Edward Taylor And Anne Bradstreet
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    Motives for Humility 'To sing of wars, of captains, and of kings, Of cities founded, commonwealths begun, For my mean pen are too superior things... ' (Bradstreet, lines 1-3) 'I am this crumb of Dust which is designed To make my Pen unto Thy praise alone, And my dull Fancy I would gladly grind ' (Taylor 13-15) Throughout their prologues, both Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor use imagery, metaphors, and diction to express humility in their abilities to compose poetry. Bradstreet, a woman of the ...
  • Bradstreet's Poems
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    In 1678, many of Anne Bradstreet's poems were published for public view. Throughout her poems Bradstreet tends to use symbolism to express her innermost thoughts and feelings. One of these poems is In Reference to Her Children, 23 June, 1659. Three of the most significant symbols in this poem are the representation of her family as a flock of birds, the dangers in the world, and the expression of her feelings toward her children. Anne Bradstreet's representation of her family as a flock of birds...
  • Bradstreet's Eccentric Attitude Towards Life
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    During Anne Bradstreet's time period, women were not considered very intelligent. They did not have a high role in society, and were often regarded with low respects. Traditionally, women stay humble through out their entire life, while never attempting to differ from the societal boundaries set for them. However, Anne Bradstreet's eccentric personality leads her to deviate from these societal norms, which is also reflected in her innovative poetry. Looking into Bradstreet's humble and belied at...
  • Anne Bradstreet
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    Born into prosperity in England, Bradstreet left her refined world behind for the raw, untamed New World of the American colonies. Although she came of age surrounded by affluence, she moved to New England, where such "pelf' was scorned. Thus, Bradstreet was the product of both the old wealth of English society and the new, strict Puritanism of the American wilderness. Having lived in two different worlds and experienced two different lifestyles, it is not surprising that Bradstreet was frequent...
  • Social View Of Poetry Anne Bradstreet
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    Anne Bradstreet: Social view of poetry Anne Bradstreet was a great poetry writer of the Puritans. Of the many things that she wrote poems about which included loyalty to her husband, the burning of her house, and many philosophical poems, she used several different elements in her writing. In the following it will be described examples of how Anne Bradstreet's literature reflected socialism of Puritan times such as, the importance of marriage, loyalty to families, and the idea that god owned eve...
  • Puritan Poetry Of Anne Bradstreet
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    Anne Bradstreet was a woman in conflict. She was a Puritan wife and a poet. There is a conflict between Puritan theology and her own personal feelings on life. Many of her poems reveal her eternal conflict regarding her emotions and the beliefs of her religion. The two often stood in direct opposition to each other. Her Puritan faith demanded that she seek salvation and the promises of Heaven. However, Bradstreet felt more strongly about her life on Earth. She was very. She was very attached to ...
  • Anne Bradstreet
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    Anne Bradstreet – Feminine But Feminist Essay, Anne Bradstreet – Feminine But Feminist As a female in a highly patriarchal society, Anne Bradstreet uses the reverse psychology technique to prove the point of her belief of unfair and unequal treatment of women in her community. Women who wrote stepped outside their appropriate sphere, and those who actually published their work frequently faced social censure. Compounding this social pressure, many women faced crushing workloads and s...
  • Way Anne Bradstreet And Anne Sexton
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    Anne Bradstreet vs. Anne Sexton When one thinks about women in literature, the names Anne Bradstreet and Anne Sexton come to mind. They are two very passionate women who wrote about everyday life while making it seem extraordinary. However, they didn t quite express themselves in the same way. These women were different in the way they wrote about family life and the pattern in which they wrote their poetry. First, the way Anne Bradstreet and Anne Sexton wrote about family life is completely dif...

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