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Anne Bradstreets Themes Lie Within The Rhyme That Does Not Rhyme Mark Twain once said The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug This quote defines Anne Bradstreet for she has proven to be a master of word placement Her ability to always create the perfect poetic structure was a necessity not a luxury Growing up and living as a woman in a mans world made it impossible for her to show her true feeling on paper without first disguising them with a contradicting costume Bradstreet lived in the 1600s as a Puritan This was a time when women were not expected to be educated and more importantly were not tolerated if they spoke against the strong religious Puritan beliefs So Anne a highly educated woman who did not agree with the Puritans beliefs very carefully rebelled with beautiful poetry and dynamic rhetorical strategies The two poems that will be discussed here are To My Dear and Loving Husband and Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our Houses Though these two poems seem to focus on simplicity rather than complexity there are many underlying meaning and rhetorical strategies that take place such as Bradstreets use of contradiction to portray a theme In Bradstreets To My Dear and Loving Husband there are twelve lines Lines one and two rhyme and lines three and four rhyme and five with six seven with eight and nine with ten Then the reader comes to lines eleven and twelve which read Then while we live in love lets so persevere That when we live no more we may live everBradstreet 100 Bradstreet could have thought of a million words that rhymes with persevere but she chose the word ever Here lies a contradiction right at the end of what seems to be a sweet innocent and simply structured love poem One must ask why And
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