To My Dear and Loving Husband, Upon the Burning of our House ...

To My Dear and Loving Husband, Upon the Burning of our House ...

Authors: Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor About the Authors Anne Bradstreet: Was essentially the first notable American poet, as a Puritan this achievement was remarkable Her poetry focused primarily on the realities of her likes her husband, eight children, and her

house. Edward Taylor: Was one of colonial Americas most inventive poets. Came to America in 1668 to escape religious persecution He wrote his poetry to glorify God and his poems served as a form of worship

Respond to the following quote Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without edge, fitter to bruise than polish. Anne Bradstreet What does Bradstreet see as the difference between

authority and wisdom? Define the following words:

Figurative Language Metaphor Extended Metaphor Personification Hyperbole Allusions Clarify Meaning Archaic Language Inverted Syntax

Read and Analyze each poem Identify Literary devices Identify tone Create detailed summary Summary: To my Dear and Loving Husband The speaker describes her love

for her husband and the value that she places upon his love for her. She concludes by saying that they will be rewarded in heaven for their love. Summary: Upon the Burning or our House After her beloved home is destroyed in a fire the poems

speaker grieves over her devastating loss but recognizes that true wealth, and her true home, are in heaven. Summary: Huswifery The speaker develops an extended metaphor in which he asks God to transform him so that he can become all that God wants

him to be Answer the following questions On page 121 in your textbook answer questions 4-9 Selection Wrap-up

In a one page response answer the following question: Describe a religious belief demonstrated in all three poems.

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