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Here Follows Some Verses In all of Anne Bradstreets poetry that we have read she has taken an experience of hers and then dissected and related it to Christian and more generally Puritan merits Here Follows Some Verses is no exception After the burning of her house 1666 Bradstreet wrote this poem It expresses her longing for the house and the possessions that were consumed in the fire The poem also shows the authors solid faith in God There is a minor conflict between her religious merits and her connection with her lost items namely her house This conflict spurs questions that irk analysis of theology However they are resolved before the end of the poem The beginning of the poem is a wake up call Bradstreet introduces the fire early in the poem jolting our attention She does this so that the sense of urgency she felt is convey to the reader The first thought that comes to Bradstreets mind is to ask God for help And not leave her succorless This was her first and for her most natural reaction to distress Once she had escaped the house she said that it was Gods will for the house to burn From this we see that the author is a pious woman with solid faith Soon after we see that Bradstreet has a less religious side to her personality After escaping from the house and looking at the ashes where her home once stood she begins to long for the material possessions consumed in the fire The flow of the poem changes from shocking to sad when the Bradstreet surveys the site and wherever she looks has memories of the things that once used to be there There is a lot of repetition at this point The words no and nor are repeated several times between lines 28 and 34 stressing her pining for her home
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