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Anne Bradstreet American Author Presentation

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Lindsey Foster

on 15 November 2010

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Early Life born in 1612 in Northhampton England recieved education at home married Simon Bradstreet in 1628 Life in America traveled to 'new world' in 1630 living conditions were primitive survived hardships through her faith in God Puritan Women place is at home intellectual inferiors shouldn't have opinions "I am obnoxious to each carping tongue
Who says my hand a needle better fits;
A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong,
For such despite they cast on female wits.
If what I do prove well, it won't advance;
They'll say it's stol'n, or else it was by chance."
"The Prologue"
Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet The First American Woman Published To My Dear and Loving Husband "If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can." "To My Dear and Loving Husband"
Anne Bradstreet Presented by: Lindsey Foster marital love
supposed to be repressed in Puritan community Verses Upon the Burning of Our House a fire destroyed home in 1666 "And when I could no longer look,
I blest his Name that gave and took,
That layd my goods now in the dust:
Yea so it was, and so 'twas just.
It was his own: it was not mine;
Far be it that I should repine." Verses Upon the Burning of Our House
Anne Bradstreet poem is
pious acceptance of God's will Anne Bradstreet 1612 1672
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