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    In this paper I will be discussing two wonderful authors I read about in The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume A book. I will give a background on both artist Sarah Knight, and Anne Bradstreet. This paper will include how both writers can compare and how both artist contrast. I find both artist to be very well oriented when writing. Knight a Bradstreet are some form of poem writers, their work is published in the eighth edition of the Norton Anthology book. Anne Bradstreet was known as one of the most prominent of early English poets of North America and the first writer in England’s North American colonies to be published. Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 and passed away in 1672. Bradstreet was born to a wealthy Puritan family…

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    Anne Bradstreet was born in the early 1600s and grew up in an educated and privileged household. She was the most prominent English female poet in North America, and the first to be published in England (Kennedy and Gioia, 2013). She was also a devout Puritan and it was one of her goals to show that she could fulfill what she considered a woman’s virtue, but still be valued as an intellect and a poet. Being a devout Puritan meant that marriage played a large role in the poet’s life. The…

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    Anne Bradstreet and Femininity According to the Oxford English Dictionary, femininity can be defined as “Behaviour or qualities regarded as characteristic of a woman; feminine quality or characteristics; womanliness.” (OED) In today’s society, the concept of femininity takes on many different roles and forms. You can find women in more traditional roles such as mothers and teachers to non- traditional roles such as lawyers, doctors and construction workers. The concept of femininity can be…

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    According to Poetry Foundation, Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612. She didn't attend school, though she was tutored by her father Bradstreet favored literature, most of her time was spent on reading. Once she was sixteen years old she married Simon Bradstreet who assisted her father, Thomas Dudley and eventually had eight children. As a young adult she wrote numerous short poems; “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent Upon Public Employment,” and “The Author to Her…

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    salvation and the later development of Modernism. The shift that was shown between the early Puritan literature and later the secular literature can be considered as a movement from spiritualism to psychology. Anne Bradstreet was an educated woman, which was rare for women in her time. She married Simon Bradstreet, whom was a Puritan as well, at the young age of 16. She also gave birth eight times, in spite of not being in very good health due to having Rheumatic fever as a child. Bradstreet…

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    In 1666 Anne Bradstreet wrote Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666. According to Wayne Franklin, this poem was part of a copy of the second edition of poems (1678) that Bradstreet wrote, and was found in Reverend Edward Taylor’s library (Franklin, Wayne, page 187-188). In this poem she writes about the burning of her house as God’s doing. Even though it was hard for her in the beginning of the poem to assimilate she was losing everything she owned, as the poem…

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    Bradstreet's "Verses Upon the Burning of Our House." After the burning of her house, Anne Bradstreet, a female poet, reprovingly writes about the passing of materialistic things, in order to show that all wealth on Earth will come to an end whereas the wealth in Heaven is more rich and ever-lasting. In her poem Anne Bradstreet stresses the idea of Eternal Life."Thou hast a house on high erect," The idea that in Heaven everything will come to a whole and will be much more grand. As a human she…

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    Anne Bradstreet was an Early American poet who lived in the 17th century. She wrote the poem Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666 after her house burnt down. Jonathan Edwards lived in the 18th century. He was a pastor and theologian known for his powerful sermons, the most famous being Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. These two authors shared many similarities and differences in their writings. Bradstreet and Edwards were both puritans and expressed their…

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    1. Anne Bradstreet [Verses Upon the Burning of Our House] In this poem Anne Bradstreet portrays how the burning of her house gave her a new sense in what was really important. She question [didst thy wealth on earth abide?]. She is asking herself is earthly wealth important compared to what God has prepared for us in heaven. This contrasts to Edward's [Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God] beacause in this poem God seems like a loving and caring god who has given us things, take it away, only to…

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    Bradstreet’s beliefs are mostly found in her own works and writings, which is why hey poems are greatly analyzed for her thoughts on Puritanism and feminism. Anne Bradstreet was the author of many works, including poems and essays. In “Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10. 1666”, Anne Bradstreet adheres to her Puritan conventions by stating that God is always justified in his actions because he has created a divine plan in which everyone and everything has its place.…

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