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In Anne Bradstreets poem To Her Father with Some Verses the speaker expresses to the reader the feeling of never being able to repay her Father God for the gift of life He has offered to her The feeling of never being able to repay her Father is shown through the use of repeated symbolism and the Father is represented as God through the use of diction In the poem the speaker refers to her Father this Father figure is portrayed as God through the use of diction In her first reference to her Father she uses the words honored and dear Most truly honored and as truly dear 1 This puts the Father on a higher platform than the speaker exactly how God is characterized as a mighty perfect being who is honored and admired by everyone The speaker utilizes the phrase your worthy self4 which also portrays the Father being as God And by referencing death in the last line Yet paying is not paid until I die 14 the speaker again references God because He is also connected with death in that you go to see Him after you die and live with Him for eternity in Heaven The speaker uses repeated symbolism in To Her Father with Some Verses to express the feeling of never being able to repay God for the love and the life that He has offered to her Money is the symbol used repeatedly to show the inability of the speaker to repay God for the gift of life The speaker declares that she does not know how to indemnify God for the life and love He has offered to her shown through the line My stocks so small I know not how to repay7 So the speaker figures that she can return Gods love back to Him a little by little by either praying to Him or showing love to other people The simple
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