Her long meditative poems for example, "Contemplations" exemplify the importance of self-examination of the soul to the Puritans, and her other poetry reveals her more human side tempered with a strong religious faith and continually growing spirituality. Of additional interest is her letter written to her children "To My Dear Children " pages during one of her many illnesses. She reminds her children to rejoice in the trials God sends them and to remember that "it is the absence and presence of God that makes heaven or hell.
She married Simon Bradstreet, a graduate of Cambridge University, at the age of Two years later, Bradstreet, along with her husband and parents, immigrated to America with the Winthrop Puritan group, and the family settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
There Bradstreet and her husband raised eight children, and she became one of the first poets to write English verse in the American colonies.
It was during this time that Bradstreet penned many of the poems that would be taken to England by her brother-in-law, purportedly without her knowledge, and published in under the title The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America.
Inthe family moved to Andover, Massachusetts, where Bradstreet lived until her death in Her early work, which is imitative and conventional in both form and content, is largely unremarkable, and her work was long considered primarily of historical interest.
She has, however, won critical acceptance in the twentieth century for her later poetry, which is less derivative and often deeply personal. In the poet John Berryman paid tribute to her in Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, a long poem that incorporates many phrases from her writings.Anne Bradstreet: Poems Questions and Answers.
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Lyrics. This Book by Any yet vnread, I leaue for yov when I am dead, That, being gone, here yov may find. Nov 16, · Bradstreet’s love poems to her husband are admired for their wit, intricate construction, emotional force, and frank admission of the physical side of marriage: As she says in “To my Dear and.
Anne Bradstreet was the first woman to be recognized as an accomplished New World Poet. Her volume of poetry The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America received considerable favorable attention when it was first published in London in Anne Bradstreet (March 20, – September 16, ), née Dudley, was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first writer in England's North American colonies to be published.
She is the first Puritan figure in American Literature and notable for her large corpus of poetry, as well as personal writings published posthumously. Anne Bradstreet was the first published author of poetry in the American colonies ( ("To My Dear Children " pages ) during one of her many illnesses.
but at the left you see a portrait of Simon Bradstreet, the man who inspired Anne's passionate love poems.