Anne Bradstreet, "To My Loved and Loving Husband," A Discussion


"To My Loved and Loving Husband" was written by the first American pianist, Puritan, Anne Bradstreet. In fact, Anne Bradstreet is just one of the few American American women during the first 200 years of American history. After Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, 18th-century black-eyed woman, Emma Lazarus, is the only 19th-century poet to appear in the Statue of Liberty, and the 19th-century Emily Dickinson, the most famous female poet.

"To My Loved and Loving Husband" there are some harmful patterns. One is the two rhyme schemes on the line. The other is the anaphora, the reproduction of a phrase, in the first three lines. And the third is the popular iambic pentameter.

The Iambic pentameter is represented by an unrhymed line with five feet or accents. Each foot consists of an unicorned and an accented silencer, such as "da Dah, da Dah, da Dah, da Dah, da Dah."

Anne Bradstreet's love affair is her love for her husband. He praised him and asked the heavens to repay him for his love. Intentions are a touch of love and affection and are less common to the Puritan period in the Massachusetts Bay Colony where Anne Bradstreet lives.

Puritan women are expected to hide, return, and submit to their husbands. They are not expected or allowed to show their thoughts, charm, intelligence, or love. John Winthrop, the Massachusetts governor, once said that women using intelligence should be discouraged.

Anne Bradstreet was born Anne Dudley in 1612 in England. He married Simon Bradstreet at age 16 and they both sailed with his family to America in 1630. The cold, cold American settlement took 3 months to complete. John Winthrop is also a passenger on the trip. The escalation struck Boston and the passengers joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The men in Anne Bradstreet's family are managers and politicians. Her father and her husband became governors of Massachusetts. Her husband, Simon, regularly travels during the week in the colony as her supervisor.

Anne Bradstreet's intentions, "To My Loved and Loving Husband," is a response to her husband's loss.

There is little knowledge about Anne Bradstreet's life in Massachusetts. He has no pictures and he does not even have a graff marker. He and his family moved many times, every time a distance from Boston to the border. Anne and Simon have 8 children in a 10-year period, and all children are safe and healthy, a remarkable success that takes into account the dangers of health and safety in time.

Anne Bradstreet is a very intelligent and extremely educated person. He gave himself serious as an intellectual and a poet, reading wide in history, science, art, and literature. However, as a good Puritan woman, Bradstreet did not make her public appearances.

Bradstreet wrote a plan for himself, his family, and his friends, not really explaining it. Imagine that her friend Anne Hutchinson is an intellectual, educated and leading women meeting in prayer where alternative religious beliefs are discussed. He was called a heresy and was deposed by the colony. Hutchinson died in an attack on India. Is it not surprising that Anne Bradstreet hesitates to proclaim his intention and call attention to himself?

Anne Bradstreet's first intentions revealed her brother-in-law to England and published a small volume when she was 38. The number is well sold in England, but the intentions are not as successful as his later works.

Bradstreet's later writings have not been published during his lifetime. Her plans about her love for her husband are private and personal, meaning sharing with her family and friends.

Despite her frequent health problems, especially during the birth, Anne Bradstreet lived until she was 60 years old.

Enjoy "To My Loved and Loving Husband," a remarkable success.

To My Loved and Loving Husband

If the two were alone, then I'm sure.

If a man loves a wife, then you;

When a husband is happy with a man,

Compile me to women if you can.

I love your love more than all the Mines of gold,

Or all licenses held by the East.

My love is that the Rivers will not quench,

Do not love but love from you, give rewards.

Your love as I can not pay,

The heaven renders many of my prayers.

Then as we live, to love all,

If we do not live, we will live forever.