Bradstreet-mpl by niusheng11

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									                                         Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)

   Well educated (unusual for the time period)

   Wrote poetry for poetry’s sake- not to publish

   Brother-in-law published her poems in England- the English loved them

   Deemed her ‘The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung from America”

       Muse- (source of inspiration)- Nine daughters of Zeus who protected learning, science, art

   AKA- ‘The Puritan Poetess’

   Married- eight children

   Loved her husband tremendously- wrote numerous poems about him

                                   “My love is such that rivers cannot quench.”



Element(s) of Literature

   Inversion- A change in the natural word or sentence order

                    „I ran to the house in the dark‟            „In the dark to the house I ran‟

        „I love my girl with all my heart.”                             “With all my heart my girl I love.”


Themes

   Change- Is it good or bad? Do you like/dislike change?

   Tragedy/Adversity- Can good come from negative occurrences?

   Worldly Wealth vs. Heavenly Wealth- Is life a competition? If so, with whom?

Discuss the following statement in terms of ‘worldly wealth’ vs. ‘heavenly wealth’. Do you agree or disagree with
the statement?”

                                   The person who dies with the most toys wins.


Poem Dissection

   Lines 1 – 20                 Actual house burns down; Bradstreet’s thoughts

   Lines 21- 36                 Bradstreet reminisces about her home each time she passes the ruins

   Lines 37 - 54                Bradstreet’s internal thoughts (who she was vs. who she is now)
     Anne Bradstreet- “Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House…” (pp 68-71)

1. Why is the speaker (Bradstreet) awakened?

2. Who does Bradford look to for help?

3. What does Bradstreet ask of this person/entity?


4. Explain Bradstreet’s reaction to her house burning down. Support your answer.


5. How does Bradstreet ‘justify’ her house burning down?




6. Bradstreet often passes her old home which is now in ruins. List the items she can no longer ‘behold’, and list
   the ‘occurrences’ or ‘events’ that will never take place there again.




7. Using the following definition of the word ‘vanity’ (the fact or quality of being useless or ineffective), explain
   what Bradstreet means by the line, “Adieu, adieu, all’s vanity.”




8. In line 37 why does Bradstreet ‘chide’ (scold) her heart? In lines 38-40 what questions does she ask herself and
   why does she contemplate them?




9. It is evident in lines 37-54 that Bradstreet no longer cherishes worldly possessions. What does she now cherish
   and hold in high regard?




10. Bradstreet mentions another ‘house’ in an extended metaphor at the end of the poem (lines 42-54). What is this
    house and who is the architect?




11. Does Bradstreet believe that good can come from adversity? Support your answer with examples from the text.




12. Would Bradstreet agree with saying, “Whoever dies with the most toys wins.”? Support your answer.
                                         Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)

   Well ____________________ (unusual for the time period)

   Wrote ________________ for poetry’s sake- not to ___________________

   Brother-in-law published her poems in ____________________- the English loved them

   Deemed her ‘__________________________________________________________________’

       Muse- (source of inspiration)- Nine daughters of Zeus who protected learning, science, art

   AKA- ‘The ________________________ Poetess’

   Married- eight children

   Loved her ____________________________ tremendously- wrote numerous poems about him

                                   “My love is such that rivers cannot quench.”



Element(s) of Literature

   ___________________________________- A change in the natural word or sentence order

                    „I ran to the house in the dark‟           „In the dark to the house I ran‟

        „I love my girl with all my heart.”                             “With all my heart my girl I love.”


Themes

   _________________________- Is it good or bad? Do you like/dislike change?

   ________________________________________- Can good come from negative occurrences?

   _____________________ Wealth vs. ___________________Wealth- Is life a competition? If so, with whom?

Discuss the following statement in terms of ‘worldly wealth’ vs. ‘heavenly wealth’. Do you agree or disagree with
the statement?”

                                   The person who dies with the most toys wins.


Poem Dissection

   Lines 1 – 20                 Actual house burns down; Bradstreet’s thoughts

   Lines 21- 36                 Bradstreet reminisces about her home each time she passes the ruins

   Lines 37 - 54                Bradstreet’s internal thoughts (who she was vs. who she is now)

								
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