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Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

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Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet, the author of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” was a
Puritan. This had great influence on the meaning and theme of her
poem. This poem was actually not published until almost 40 years
after she died. She lived in a harsh religious world where it was
looked down upon for women to be courageous and smart. She lived a
life that where she was unspoken and obedient to because of her
religious belief. She had many concerns and doubts about her puritan
beliefs and lifestyle. These doubts are presented in her poem. The
main theme of Bradstreet’s poem is her undying love for her husband.
In this paper I will discuss how tone and imagery help the reader to
understand the theme of this poem.

Tone is the manner in which a poet makes his statement; it reflects
his attitude toward his subject. Tone is hard to hear in the written
word so therefore the reader must make a distinction of how the poet
is attempting to sound in the reader’s own mind. In this poem,
Bradstreet delivers a tone that is soft and...

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