To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

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To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

  1. If Puritans expressed love of God openly, how does this poem differ in Puritan beliefs?

  1. What is the universal feeling that this poem expresses?

  1. In the first four lines of the poem, what is Bradstreet saying about her relationship with her husband?

  1. According to Bradstreet, what is the only thing that can match or reward her love for her husband?

  1. What does the lines, “….let’s so persevere, That when we live no more, we may live ever”?


Before the Birth of One of Her Children by Anne Bradstreet

  1. What is Bradstreet fearful of?

  1. How does she want her friends and family to remember her?

  1. How do we know that Bradstreet wants her family to remember her after her death?

  1. What does it mean…”The sentence past is most irrevocable, A common thing, yet oh, inevitable.”?

  1. Who does she want her children protected from?


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