Anne Bradstreet

Topic: Family Formation
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
What main emotion does Anne Bradstreet express in the poem”To My Dear and Loving Husband”?
Happiness in her love for her husband
Why does the speaker say,”Compare with me ye women if you can”?
She is setting forth a challenge to other women in her community.
In the second stanza, what idea so the comparison to treasure make clear?
The value of her husband’s love for her
When the poet says”My love is such that rivers cannot quench…,” to what is she comparing her love?
a fire
According to the speaker, what is the only way in which her husband can repay her for her love?
By showing love to her
Which element of Puritan Plain Style is most obvious in this statement?Thy love is such I can in no way repay.
Simple, direct statement
Which statement below is the best paraphrase of these concluding lines?Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere,/ That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Let us love so faithfully that we will meet in heaven and live forever
The speaker of “To my Dear and Loving Husband” addresses
Her husband
The central idea of Anne Bradstreet’s poem is that
The love the speaker shares with her husband is deep and lasting
Is this first stanza of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and example of Puritan Plain Style? Why or why not?
Yes; it uses simple, common words.
What chief emotions does the speaker in Bradstreet’s poem express?
love for and happiness with her husband
To paraphrase wither poem, which would you do first?
Read info in the footnotes
Which statement below most accurately paraphrases this line from”To My Dear and Loving Husband”?If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee.
No wife has ever love her husband more than I love you
Which of the following lines from the poem is an example of inversion?
Then while we live, in love let’ so persevere
Which technique does Anne Bradstreet not use to show strength of the speaker’s love?
Comparing the speakers’s heart to common household items
Which statement best explains these words of the speaker:”Compare with me ye women if you can”?
The speaker is identifying with the women in her community, but she is taking pride in something that sets her apart
In the second stanza,what idea is made clear by the word prize and the comparison to treasure?
The importance of her husband’s love for her
Bradstreet suggests the idea that the speaker’s love is like a fire by having the speaker
Say that rivers could not extinguish her love
Which word or phrase has the same meaning as manifold as it is used in this line?The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
In many ways
In Which sentence is the meaning of the word recompense expressed?
The poet’s love for her husband will be repaid by him.

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