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					Anne Bradstreet




 August 23-24, 2006
Daily Objectives

 Compare/contrast American writing style
 and British writing style of the period
 Identify characteristics of Puritan writing
 Literary terms: figurative language,
 inversion, rhyme scheme
Biography

 First American poet
 1612-1672
 Puritan
 Married William Bradstreet at the age of
 16
 Came to Massachusetts Bay Colony in
 1630
Biography

 Father and husband were both governors
 of the Colony
 Had eight children, four girls and four
 boys
 Work was first published secretly in
 England by her brother-in-law John
 Woodbridge in 1650
Biography

 The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in
 America
 Puritans accepted her as a writer
 Lost many books and unpublished poems
 in fire of 1666
Writing Style

 Puritan plain style
 Some figurative language but focus is still
 spiritual
 Inversion
 Rhyme Scheme
Assignment

 Small group—Page 30 questions 6-7
 Individual—Page 30 questions 1-4

				
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