The components of marriage, family and loss has played a big role in Anne Bradstreet’s writing of “Before the birth of One of Her Children”, “In Memory of Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet”, and Edward Taylor’s “Upon Wedlock and the Death of Children.” In, these writings both authors Puritan culture and their faith plays a big role. In these poems one author starts questioning their God and the other to take honor in their God throughout their grieving process, while both showing different aspects of their everlasting union with their spouse, and the love for their children.
To begin with, Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor describe their marriage and spouse with a different tone. Bradstreet uses words that describe her marriage in “Before the birth of One of Her Children”, as a union of a life sentences that was not avoidable stating “The sentence past is most irrevocable/ A common thing, yet oh inevitable” (Before the Birth of One of Her Children lines 5-6). Whereas Taylor celebrated his union with his wife with much passion stating “It was the True...
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