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    The women in both stories “I looked for you, I called your name” and “The Burning House” are in marriages destined to fail. In “I looked for you, I called your name” the female character is seeking a healthy, happy relationship, but is not fulfilled in the marriage. Her husband seems to care about her, but seems unready for this type of commitment. In “The Burning House” Amy is also in a marriage that is coming to an end. Both women were unable to express their true feelings. These two women are

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    Nell Bernstein, the author of Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison has a very strong opinion about juvenile facilities. He believes that children do not learn to correct their behavior by being forced into these facilities because the main root of their behavior stems from their “broken” family structures, in more cases than not. This is supported from the text when he states “In fact multiple studies have shown that putting youth behind bars not only fails to enhance public safety;

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    an angry God” spoke of the audience being damned for not turning in the path of the Lord. The Crucible by Arthur Miller was over adultery, Witchcraft and discussed God. Anne Bradstreet’s poems, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and “Upon the Burning of our House” discussed how worldly things do not matter, and that the love she has with her husband and her Lord are whats important. The three authors are very similar, they all speak of God and use biblical illusions in their writings and teachings,

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    Determining whether the God you praise and worship is choleric because of your presence by the sins you’ve created is at never ending battle in the 17th-18th centuries. Upon the Burning of Our House is a poem, with nine stanzas, written by Anne Bradstreet explaining her understanding and ability to live and learn from sin to God. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is a work, written as a sermon by Jonathan Edwards, who preaches to all the non-Puritan sinners. His belief is that if they don’t convert

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    1. From these lines from "Upon the Burning of Our House" by Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet, the speaker has witnessed her home erupt in flames and feels great lament over this loss of her possessions and treasures that she left in her home. Through this hardship, Bradestreet clings even more to her faith and seeks comfort in God, believing in the Puritan value of the predestination, part of which is that God causes events to happen for a reason. Being a Purtian woman, Bradstreet is able to feel less

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    same types of conflicts and contradictions from which the emotional distress can only be justly expressed on paper. Perhaps the most palpable examples of Anne Bradstreet's disunity with her religious faith are displayed in Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House (July 18th, 1666). Throughout this poem, Anne tries desperately hold onto her optimism and trust in God's will, but cannot keep from bringing her true feelings of despair and resentment to light. The poem concludes with the following lines:

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    A Puritans Values Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666,” describes the horrific night Anne was awoken to her house on fire and the internal struggles, both emotionally and spiritually, she faced while witnessing it burn to ash. Her Puritan values greatly influenced her writing style and content, which was especially notable in this poem with the constant tug between her spiritual values and earthly valuables. The Puritans were a religious

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    With reference to a selection of poems by the poet Anne Bradstreet, analyse the poems’ representations of the tension between doubt and faith. The poems I will be discussing by Anne Bradstreet are Upon the Burning of Our House, In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment and finally The Author to Her Book. I will also be analysing how Anne Bradstreets upbringing as a Puritan would have affected her writing and how this would have

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    same way. Both Anne Bradstreet, the author of “Upon the Burning of our House” and Jonathan Edwards, the author of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, focus on one all powerful, omnipotent being in their work. However, while Bradstreet illustrates God’s mercy and forgiveness, Edwards depicts a God filled with wrath and vengeance. Anne Bradstreet was a wealthy, educated, Puritan woman with children,

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    being ripped out of our hands; having no control. Take English poet Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “Upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666,” Bradstreet allows us to feel what she feels; when losing her home, she is rattled with anger towards God, but

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