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Anne Bradstreet vs Anne Sexton When one thinks about women in literature the names Anne Bradstreet and Anne Sexton come to mind They are two very passionate women who wrote about everyday life while making it seem extraordinary However they didnt quite express themselves in the same way These women were different in the way they wrote about family life and the pattern in which they wrote their poetry First the way Anne Bradstreet and Anne Sexton wrote about family life is completely different Anne Bradstreet viewed the family as a wonderful in everything she wrote My Dear and Loving Husband shows a woman who places her husband above all earthly possessions She writes I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold or all the riches that the East doth hold Anne Bradstreet also protrayed this couple as being in happily in love and wanting to be together forever The poem says If ever two were one the surely we If ever man were loved by wife then thee If ever wife was happy in a man Compare with me ye women if you can On the other hand Anne Sexton wrote about a wife who wants to end her marriage relationship The Farmers Wife says and she wishes him cripple or poet or even lonely or sometimes better my lover dead The woman in this poem is struggling in her marriage because she feels taken for granted It is shown when Anne Sexton writes they name ten years now that she has been his habit So Anne Bradstreet and Anne Sexton differ in their writing of the family relationship and it is shown in both To My Dear and Loving Husband and The Farmers Wife Secondly Anne Bradstreet and Anne Sexton differ in the pattern that they write their poetry Anne Bradstreet writes with one verse rhyming with the following verse and so on and so forth For example in
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