An Analytical Essay Of My Dear And Loving Husband By Anne Bradstreet

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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. The overall theme of this poem is conjugal love. The other two themes of death and religion are merged into love in this poem. This poem uses vivid imagery and emotions when explaining the love she has for her husband. Throughout reading this poem it is clear that her intended audience is her husband, since her poems were never meant to be published. Since it was published,…

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