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The Author to Her Book, An analysis

Summary: Analyzes the poem "The Author to Her Book", by Anne Bradstreet. Describes how the poem illustrates an extended metaphor, relating Bradstreet and her poetry to a mother and her child. This metaphor is further analyzed and explained.
In America and England during the early 1600's, it was uncommon for women to compose original pieces of writing. For that matter, it was uncommon and not accepted by society for women to do anything but bear children and keep house. But this scenario was not the case with Anne Bradstreet. She wrote poetry in her free time, most often expressing her feelings on events in her life such as the burning of her house or her love for her husband. When her brother-in-law "snatched" (3) these private poems, he published them in an anthology entitled The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. The problem was: he published the poems without the author's knowledge or consent. Bradstreet's poems became popular in England because they were something fresh after all the over exaggerated and wordy poems written in the Elizabethan style, which was how all the English were writing...

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