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Browse through Anne Bradstreet's poems and quotes. 62 poems of Anne Bradstreet. Phenomenal Woman, Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams.

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Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 to Thomas Dudley and raised in a prosperous, educated home. After marrying Simon Bradstreet, she sailed to New England on the , exchanging a life of relative comfort and culture for the wilderness of Cambridge. It would appear that she was converted in the midst of her new hardships of building a home, storing food, enduring sickness, and raising eight children. Her poetry is a combination of Sixteenth Century convention, her new-found faith, and her struggle for the survival of her family. She went to be with the Lord in 1672.

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Selected Poems and Meditations of Anne Bradstreet 1612-1672, a New England Puritan poet.
Because part one ended with a clear question—why do I mourn the death of a child?—it seemed odd that part two began with completely inappropriate answers: trees fall when they get old, time "brings down" the strong and tall. And, having worked through the false starts of these assertions, the picture of God Anne Bradstreet describes seemed, on second thought, chaotic and wild. He is a farmer who tears out new-set plants, an orchard keeper snipping the blooms before the fruit arrives. What kind of God is this? I wondered. And is there not a little bit of outrage—an anxiety and frustration borne of a failure to understand—mixed in with this quiet, lovely mourning?

 

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I was 25 and, at first, took it for a simple, if moving, poem about the way faith in God might guide us through times of mourning. I admired the deft rhymes, its lovely incantatory qualities. And then I turned the page.

When I returned to it a year later—to teach a course on early American literature—I noticed strange undercurrents, moments of anxiety, hesitation. Why, I wondered, does Bradstreet suggest that the grandchild is her heart's "too much" content? Is it possible to love a grandchild too much? If so, when God takes the child away, does the pain of mourning suggest fault in the mourner: an over-indulgence of earthly love? Is Bradstreet serious in her assertion that she shouldn't feel sad, as the child had only been lent to the world and, thus, her death was as simple as the repayment of a loan? And how are we to take the idea that we should not grieve for the dead, for they are "settled in an everlasting state," a position better than our own?


Anne Bradstreet did not obtain the first notable poet’s title very easily; she endured sickness, lack of food, and primitive living conditions during her time in the New World.


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Bradstreet, Anne. Severall Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, Full of Delight: Wherein Especially Is Contained a Compleat Discourse, and Description of the Four Elements, Constitutions, Ages of Man, Seasons of the Year. Boston: Foster, 1678.

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The first edition of Bradstreet’s poems was submitted for publication by Bradstreet’s brother-in-law Thomas Woodbridge (supposedly without her knowledge). It was from a manuscript that Bradstreet created for her father, and it contains her more secular, formal poetry. It is prefaced by commendatory material written by preeminent men who attest to her status as a Puritan woman and to her worthiness as a poet.

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Bradstreet, Anne. The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, or Severall Poems, Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, Full of Delight Wherein Especially Is Contained a Compleat Discourse and Description of the Four Elements, Constitutions, Ages of Man, Seasons of the Year: Together with an Exact Epitomie of the Four Monarchies, viz. the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, Roman: Also a Dialogue between Old England and New, Concerning the Late Troubles: With Divers Other Pleasant and Serious Poems. London: Printed for Stephen Bowtell at the signe of the Bible in Popes Head-Alley, 1650.

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Anne Bradstreet, manuscript of meditations, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, Mass., reproduced in Anne Bradstreet, The Tenth Muse (1650), a facsimile reproduction with an introduction by Josephine K.

Anne Bradstreet, Several Poems, 2nd edn. (Boston: John Foster, 1678). Cf. The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet, ed. Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Allan P. Robb (Boston: Twayne, 1981): 175-176, 177-178, 184-186. First Publication Date: 1678.

The Tenth Muse Lately sprung up in America. By a Gentlewoman in those parts (London: Stephen Bowtell, 1650): 3-4. See Anne Bradstreet, The Tenth Muse (1650), a facsimile reproduction with an introducti First Publication Date: 1650.

Anne Bradstreet, Several Poems, 2nd edn. (Boston: John Foster, 1678). Cf. The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet, ed. Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Allan P. Robb (Boston: Twayne, 1981): 180. First Publication Date: 1678.