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A Puritan and Her Poetry: Analysis of "To My Dear and Loving Husband"

Summary: In her poem "To My Dear and Loving Husband," Anne Bradstreet expresses her profound love and undying affection for her husband. Bradstreet makes a point to enlighten her husband of her devotion and longing as opposed to duty, which leaves the question whether or not she reflected the Puritan lifestyle of her time. She conveys this message through figurative language and declarative tone, using imagery, repetition, and paradoxes.
Anne Bradstreet's poem, To My Dear and Loving Husband, shows her profound love and undying affection for her husband. For a Puritan woman who is supposed to be reserved, Bradstreet makes it her obligation to enlighten her husband of her devotion. She conveys this message through her figurative language and declarative tone by using imagery, repetition, and paradoxes.

Over and over again she expresses her adoration for him with imagery. "I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the east doth hold. My love is such that rivers can not quench,..." (5-7). Bradstreet is declaring there is nothing as powerful as the love she shares with her husband which is untouchable and eternal. These three lines may also be viewed as a hyperbole. Love can completely change a person, but...

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