A Burning Of Our House By Anne Bradstreet Essay

1232 Words Jan 28th, 2016 5 Pages
A Burning Devotion to God People want something to look forward to after their lifetime. For the Puritans being with God is what they look forward to. To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet, Upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet, and Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards perceive God in different ways. After analysing Bradstreet and Edward’s poems I have come across many differences in their styles of writing and views of God, yet they lead to a common conclusion. Bradstreet has a less intense and more happy writing style and portrays God as someone to be praised and thankful for, while Edwards is extra intense in his writing style and portrays God as someone who should be feared while also exalted and followed.
Everyone has their own opinions and views of God. These two authors definitely have opposing views of God and the way they portray him. They still seem to have a common concluding message to bestow upon others. Bradstreet portrays God as someone to be praised and thankful for. She says in To My Dear and Loving Husband, “Thy love is such I can no way repay,/The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray” (line 9-10). She is very thankful to God that he gave her someone as amazing and awesome as her loving husband. She explains how she loves him with all of her heart and how he is truly a gift from God. She couldn’t have asked for a better husband, and she knows God gave her such a loving husband because she is faithful and glorifies…

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