Essay Anne Bradstreet 's I My Dear And Loving Husband

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Author Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” is a poem strictly about the love between her and her husband. Anne Bradstreet was a Puritan during the 1600s. Puritans had a strict belief about marriage and, unlike other groups, they did not arrange a marriage between young people. They believed that marriages should consist of two people that truly love each other. Bradstreet did not let her age stop her, she got married at the age of 16. Anne Bradstreet wrote this poem directly to her husband to let him know her true feelings. For this paper I am going to focus on the voice, the theme, and the sound.
Voice is the way an author or a character in a book expresses his or her words or thoughts. In this poem, Bradstreet is talking about how much love she has toward her husband. One could characterize Bradstreet as passionate and appreciative. For example, this is seen in “I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold” (5). In line 5, Bradstreet is comparing her love to mines of gold, which she says her love is greater. Bradstreet is directing this love poem to Simon Bradstreet, her husband. The speaker’s tone is pleasing, emotional, and romantic. She writes about her love and claims that the two are meant to be: “If ever two were one, then surely we” (1).
One could say she was writing this special love letter to her husband because he was always away for business. So she could also be characterized as desperate. Anne Bradstreet could have wrote this poem in…

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