This language has been developed through out the years to create ways in which different types of romantic emotions can be expressed in writing. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. These doubts are presented in her poem. She was the daughter of Thomas Dudley, a steward of the Earl of Lincoln, and Dorothy Yorke. It usually means to extinguish, put out, or satisfy. She was known as a very religious person. I prize thy more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
It was during this time that Bradstreet penned many of the poems that would be taken to England by her brother-in-law, purportedly without her knowledge, and published in 1650 under the title The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America. Why not keep the focus on her man? Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another 's goodness. She sees his love as magic, majestic, and something that mortals cannot even compare their own love to. The opening lines of the poem show how strong her feelings are for her husband. Bradstreet expresses this notion by entwining her words of affection for her husband with that of biblical scripture. The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray Then while we live, in love let's so persever That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Early pilgrim writer Anne Bradstreet was the first published female poet in the New World. Selected Bibliography Poetry Several Poems Compiled with Great Wit and Learning 1678 The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America 1650 If ever two were one, then surely we. Due to her families position she grew up in cultured circumstances and was a well-educated woman for her time, being tutored in history, several languages and literature. This expression could have been viewed as just as radical as homosexual marriage is today…. Puritans based their beliefs off the idea that God was morally right and supreme above all others.
These doubts are presented in her poem. At thy return my blushing Most truly honoured, and as truly dear, If worth in me or ought I do appear, Who can of right better demand the same Than may your worthy self from whom it came? And in this case, the anaphora underlines the idea that this couple is the perfect couple — they represent the ideal of love. It illustrates the spiritual union of their souls-though they were two, their soul was one. She then offers examples of material wealth and beauty, but she prizes her husband's love more than gold and all the riches of the East. In this paper I will discuss how tone and imagery help the reader to understand the theme of this poem. Dedicated puritans tried not to love any earthly thing more than God.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray. Lines 5-6 In the fifth and sixth lines, she proclaims to her husband that his love is worth far more to her than any amount of money could ever be worth. The poem is two lines short of a sonnet. I believe this poem was truly written to her husband Simon. They can strive to live the good life together so that, someday, that can live together in Heaven. The entire poem elaborates, in such a brilliant and passionate way, on the love the speaker and her husband share for each other and how grateful she is.
Also,iIt was common for women to be subservient to their husbands during the seventeenth century. Love is a complicated thing to understand but Bradstreet keeps it on a level that is easy for the reader to relate to and maintain the mindset that you know exactly how she is feeling. Poetry can certainly be tricky! Her refusal to elaborate or poeticize each statement dramatizes the main theme that love is untranslatable. Thy love is such I can no way repay. Then while we live, in love let's so persevere, That when we live no more, we may live ever. She states that there is no other woman in the world who is as happy with her husband as she is. If not for his benefit, than for mine… or for passing on to other students.
Or all the riches that the east doth hold. Bradstreet had many intellectual ideas, and loved to discuss religion. Then while we live, in love let's so persever, That when we live no more we may live ever. People around her, see her as a woman who wants to play the role of the man. The poem begins with Bradstreet describing herself and her husband as one being. She had many concerns and doubts about her puritan beliefs and lifestyle. Tone is the manner in which a poet makes his statement; it reflects his attitude toward his subject.
She lived in a harsh religious world where it was looked down upon for women to be courageous and smart. In the first half of the poem she is adhering to the roles of women and that men are better. It would be such a boring and awful life for women. She prices this love more than any valuable things in this word. If ever two were one, then surely we. So boxers and boxes sound the same both with the er sound.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the East doth hold. For a Puritan woman who is supposed to be reserved, Bradstreet makes it her obligation to enlighten her husband of her devotion. Bradstreet's most highly regarded work, a sequence of religious poems entitled Contemplations, was not published until the middle of the nineteenth century. In this poem, the couplets reinforce the theme of love between two people. She lived a life that where she was unspoken and obedient to because of her religious belief.
It's a strong word, and we tend to use it more when talking about striving against difficulties to reach a goal. If a man was every loved by his wife, it would be him. We can relate to it and we can see ourselves write this poem. She realized that in a Puritan society, women were not meant to speak their mind and have strong opinions. The Bible describes marriage as a process in which two become one both physically, through sex, and spiritually.