Comparing Bradstreet And Phillis Wheatley's Life

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After going over this week’s assignment, and taking time out to read poems by both Phillis Wheatley, and Anne Bradstreet, I felt compelled to talk about how both individuals writings related to me in one way, or another, on a personal level. Initially what stuck out from start was that Bradstreet and Wheatley were both women. As a woman myself, I able to relate to another woman much easier than I can a man, this was so in reading each of their works. In Anne Bradstreet: "To My Dear and loving husband", the poet speaks about her husband, praising their unity and saying, “that there is no man in the world whose wife loves him more.” In my life I can only compare such a love, to one greater, the one of a mother loving a child. In which love knows no boundaries, in this life or the next. Love is a very strong word and in relationships, at times, and for many love comes, and goes, but for others blessed enough to been have given…show more content…
Under the circumstance, people could hardly believe that a slave could actually read and write, let alone write poems. Phillis Wheatley's life is an interesting, but tragic, story of both success and failure. This poem relates in to me in many ways, being a child myself from immigrate parents I able to see, feel, and hear what struggling in life was. “Twas mercy brought me from my pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand” (Baym, 2013). This quote to me, demonstrates to me how my parents failures have so far lead to my personal success in life so far. My life is far from perfect, with continuous room for improvement, that being said my children haven not endured what I have as a child, and that in itself transpires to success for me. As I continue to grow as an individual, those closest around me relish the benefits. Life isn’t going to be easy, but when life hands you lemons, make

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