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Love and Loss How Anne did bare Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 in England In 1630 she sailed to the New World with her father and rest of the family Anne had been well tutored in literature and history She also was well educated in many languages such as Greek Latin French Hebrew and English Growing up in a predominately male literary-era she pursued to use her wit charm and intelligence throughout her years Due to this she often found herself ridiculed and sometimes hated by the other colonys powerful group leaders Bradstreet had no intention to initially publish her poetry and especially was anxious to keep her more personal works private Anne was a very intelligent woman simply because her father strictly enforced education through her childhood Women and men alike saw her as a threat they were all jealous of her wits She was smarter than most of the colonials except the ministers However even the ministers felt intimidated Although she was seen as scandalous and shameful to her community she never slowed down her writing This negative attitude from the colonies even spurred her on to write more poetry Annes poetry was more private and personal a style and subject mater that was very unique and loathed by the other colonists Her works were strikingly different than that of other male contemporaries during that time Anne Bradstreets most significant literary contribution in this emerging and developing period of American Literature is her presentation of personal content through love and loss in her Poems In Reference to my children 23 June 1659 A letter to her husband absent upon public employment and Upon the Burning of our House July 10th 1666 Anne Bradstreet showed a personal side one which was not very popular in the use of poetry Through her poems she expressed many relatable feelings In her poem In Reference to my children 23 June 1659 she shows us
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