An Analytical Essay Of To My Dear And Loving Husband
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An Analytical Essay of To My Dear and Loving Husband
Anne Bradstreet was America's first published poet born in England in the Elizabethan era. Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 in Northamptonshire, England. She was born into an upper-middle class family and she was very well educated, unlike most women in this era. She married Simon Bradstreet when she was only 16 years of age. In 1630 Anne Bradstreet emigrated to America with the Winthrop Puritan group, and settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband and parents.
Anne Bradstreet’s first book, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. Her brother-in-law took a copy of her manuscript to England with him in and had it published without her knowledge. After her death in 1672, a second edition was printed, and it contained more of her poems than the first edition. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” first appeared in this second edition, called “Several Poems Compiled with Great Wit and Learning” published in 1678. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet is a poem about a woman professing her undying love for her husband. This poem’s has a few themes, but the main theme that this poem presents is love in her marriage.…show more content… The narrator of this is most likely Bradstreet as herself. The reason being that most of her poems were in fact about the love she had for her husband. In this particular poem, the narrator spends majority of the poem describing in multiple ways how much she loves her husband like in this quote “I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold” (Bradstreet, 2013, line 5) The narrator also goes into a little bit about her husband's love for her. By the end of the poem, the speaker suggests that the love between her and her husband is so powerful that it can somehow give them